Poached Pears with Chocolate Cranberry Sauce is an elegant dessert.
- 6 cups OCEAN SPRAY® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 6 Bartlett pears, peeled and cored with stems intact
- 1 14-ounce can OCEAN SPRAY® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
- 1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
COMBINE cranberry juice cocktail and sugar in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Place pears in pan. Cover; simmer on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until pears are tender when pierced with a fork. Turn pears several times during cooking. Remove from heat. Let cool in liquid at room temperature.
COMBINE cranberry sauce and morsels in medium saucepan. Melt over medium heat, whisking occasionally until just smooth.
TO SERVE, remove pears from liquid; drain. Spoon 1/4 cup chocolate cranberry sauce on each serving plate. Place pears on plates. Spoon remaining sauce over tops of pears.
Recipe, photo and nutritional information courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
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DO NOT USE BOSC PEARS
OKAY - I really wanted to try this recipe and my store DID NOT have BARTLETT pears. They had ANJOU and BOSC. I figured that I would try the BOSC pears. They looked about the same size and shape - different color and way different texture as I found out. The cranberry cocktail , cranberry sauce and semi sweet morsels were really tasty with the pear - only the BOSC pears were mushy and looked pretty odd - not at all like your photograph. I cannot wait to try it again with BARTLETT pears as you used in the recipe. The taste was really good - the appearance was a FLOP to say the least.
impress your guests
This dessert is a sophisticated alternative to the usual cake or pie. Poaching the pears the day before serving and letting them marinate in the juice over night will make this dessert even tastier. The fun part for me was getting creative about the presentation and impressing my mother in-law, but the best part is savouring it of course!