Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spiced Cranberry Pears

Spiced Cranberry Pears

Serves: 5

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 juice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 strips orange zest, 2-inches x 1-inch
1/2 tsp. ground allspice
pinch of ground cloves (or more, if desired)
2 cans (15 oz. each) pear halves in concentrated juice

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.)

NUTRITION INFO
Calories: 186
Fat: 0 g
Carbohydrates: 48 g
Protein: 0.2 g

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