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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 186.3
  • Total Fat: 0.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 24.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 47.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 0.2 g

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Spiced Cranberry Pears


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Introduction

Give canned pears gourmet appeal by gently simmering them with dried cranberries and spices. The result is so good people will think the recipe came from a celebrity chef.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research
Give canned pears gourmet appeal by gently simmering them with dried cranberries and spices. The result is so good people will think the recipe came from a celebrity chef.

Printed with permission from the American Institute for Cancer Research


Ingredients

    3 cups cranberry-raspberry juice1/2 cup dried cranberries2 strips orange zest, 2-inches x 1-inch1/2 tsp. ground allspicePinch of ground cloves (or more, if desired)Two cans (15 oz. each) pear halves in concentrated juice

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Directions

1. Place cranberry-raspberry juice, cranberries, zest and spices in a deep saucepan. Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook until mixture is reduced to about 2 cups, about 10 to 12 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, drain pears, reserving liquid for another use. (The juice makes a refreshing beverage mixed equally with club soda.) Place pears in a serving bowl. Pour hot liquid over pears. Set aside to cool and let sit 20 minutes at room temperature before serving. (Pears keep 3 to 4 days, refrigerated.)

Makes 5 servings.

The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) is the cancer charity that fosters research on diet and cancer and educates the public about the results.





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  • Incredible!
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Make it with fresh pears and added crushed almonds. Mmm. - 1/28/09

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  • Very Good
    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This can be made with fresh pears which cuts the sugar and calories. And it is still very good. - 10/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Yummy!!!! I use no sugar added cranberry-raspberry. It was wonderful, added just a few chopped pecans for crunch. - 4/19/09

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Took this to the Christmas dinner at work. It went fast! It is easy to make. Tastes better the next day. - 1/20/09

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  • Very Good
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    It's also great with fresh peaches or nectarines! - 4/8/09

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Fresh pears and unsweetened juice would cut the sugar and carbs. - 9/19/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    A great way to dress up a canned fruit. We love it. - 4/9/09

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    My wife and I loved this recipe. My kids were even willing to try a little of it. The flavors melded together such that the leftovers were better the next day chilled in the fridge. We both thought it would be good enough for company. - 10/20/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This is cooling now, and it smells amazing! I can't wait to try it. I'm just not sure if it boiled down to quite 2 cups, though, it seems like it's still around the 2.5 range. Still smells amazing though! --Update: Tried it and LOVE it!!! - 10/12/08

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I used fresh cranberries instead of dried. Good recipe!! - 7/24/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I took this to a party last night---it was a huge success! And it's easy to make, smells great while it's cooking too. - 10/21/07

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I used pears from my tree and added fresh nutmeg. They were fantastic! - 8/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Not only was this delicious, but it looked beautiful too! I told my husband, it felt like Christmas when I ate it :D I will definitely make this again, would be a great dessert to impress company with! - 4/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow - what a great recipe - has an amazing flavor and makes a great dessert option - 4/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Excellent!! I made this for Thanksgiving ... it was such a hit - it will also be included on my Christmas table too! YuMMy!! - 11/28/08

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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i made this for today, Thanksgiving... tripled the recipe and it was almost finished off! - 11/27/08

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    YUM - 4/8/09

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy, will definitely try it - 4/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I found this just before Christmas and made them for my family - everyone just loved them! My grandmother requested them again - will be making them for Easter also! - 4/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    a keeper! - 9/19/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I made this for Thanksgiving last year. It was a big hit. - 8/16/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    took this to a birthdat party It was a great hit - 8/14/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds really good way to eat more fruit, - 8/14/09

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Wow, sounds greAt. Now when the ladies come for lunch, not only do I hve a main dish from Spark members, but a fantastic dessert. Thanks so much.......... - 8/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Good taste with fiber benifits! Thanks! - 8/14/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I can my own pears with spices and have them year round,, we heat them up and top them with frozen yogurt. Drizzling fruit juices on top is great too..
    I also put food coloring in mine when I canned them,, red and green some were yellow.. very festive!! - 8/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love pears and this is so yummy. - 8/14/09

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  • 2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This looks like the perfect Thanksgiving side dish. - 6/3/09

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  • Very Good
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Great! I love pears!! - 4/8/09

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this recipe is a real keeper. I love cranberries and pears. - 4/8/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    A simple twist on a classic recipe; it has to be good. - 4/8/09

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  • Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I would too prefer using freah pears. Thank you for sharing this recipe! :-) - 11/21/08

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I agree sounds like a great replacement for pie for the holidays - 11/21/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Thank you so much for giving a recipe that would be a great alternative to pies on thanksgiving! - 11/21/08

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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    this sounds delicious and according to its reviews will smell great...can't wait! - 11/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was fabulous, I have made it as a side dish to chicken pork and fish, I have used fresh and canned pears and BOTH have turned out great. - 11/25/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made these with fresh pears and apples. It was really good I am going to make them to take to my Thanksgiving dinner this weekend. - 10/8/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I really liked this - I had to struggle to eat only a 'healthy portion'. I subbed white cranberry juice for cran/raspberry... - 9/19/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds so refreshing...can't wait to try it plus there was some really good sugestions from a lot of you. - 8/14/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    My family is defintely going to love this! - 4/10/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    it sounds eacy and i will try for sure this weekend..THANKS - 4/10/09

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love the idea of using fresh pears sounds great. - 4/8/09

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  • Bad
    1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Great for a sugar fix I guess. - 4/8/09

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  • 1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this recipe is very good - 1/13/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Will certainly try this recipe. Sounds amazing! - 11/21/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I am so making this for Thanksgiving dinner! - 11/21/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm gonna take this to Thanksgiving this year. - 11/21/08

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    yummy! bound to be a favorite - 11/21/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Good Stuff- What types of spices (I used cinnamon, nutmeg, etc.) did you use? - 11/21/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds lovely, i`ll be sure to make it - 11/21/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds Yummy (and I good way to use some canned pears I have!) I look forward to trying it! - 11/21/08

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The recipe looks really good. I'll have to give it a try. - 10/10/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    nice , quick and easy - 10/10/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It looks decadent, smells delicious as it cooks, and is a crowd pleaser! - 4/8/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Everybody loved it. With garnish, it's presentation was fabulous. - 4/7/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    good & easy - 1/27/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    my three kids loved this! It is a keeper - 10/11/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I would make it with fresh pears, if possible. - 10/10/07

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  • This is on my Thanksgiving menu! - 10/24/10

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  • Tried as is, the younger people did not enjoy the flavor combinations as much as I expected. - 12/28/09

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  • Hubby & I & the grandkids all loved it! Will be making it again! - 12/12/09

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  • Oooh boy...I made this yesterday for Thanksgiving brunch. I used fresh pears and sprinkled on some chopped almonds as well. Everybody liked it. Y'know, you could make this with apples, bananas, other fruits. - 11/27/09

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  • Delicious! I think I will try with peaches next time as someone suggested. - 11/26/09

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  • I'm definitely going to try this - 11/26/09

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  • Will try soon. - 11/25/09

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  • This sounds so good, that I am going to make it for Christmas dinner. - 11/25/09

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  • The calories from this is too high in sugar for me to make as my husband is diabetic so as delicious as it sounds I have to pass on this one. - 9/30/09

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  • Sounds delicious can't wait to make... - 9/23/09

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  • Very good....my kids even liked them - 9/21/09

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  • IT SOUNDS PERFECT FOR CHRISTMAS AND THANKSGIVING,
    THE ONLY THING LACKING WITH THE FIBER AND THE BRIGHT RED COLOR IS A PARTRIDGE. THANK YOU. - 9/19/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds really good - will have to try it. - 8/14/09

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    verry good - 8/14/09

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds nice and simple, as well as tasty and good for you, will give it a try, thank you. - 8/14/09

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    have to try this - 1/20/09

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  • 0 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Can't wait till Thanksgiving to make this! - 11/21/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent! - 11/21/08

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good. - 10/12/08

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  • Very Good
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This sounds delicious and something I would serve for a light desert to company, perhaps a brunch. - 10/10/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    YUM! - 10/10/07

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