These cranberry and cinnamon-flavored, sweet, pink pears are very delicious!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cranberry juice, sugar, and cinnamon stick into a large saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, and simmer until the sugar dissolves. Meanwhile, peel the pears, leaving the stem intact.

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  • Place the pears into the simmering juice and cover. Cook until the pears are tender, turning occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes. Once tender, remove the saucepan from the heat, and set aside to cool to room temperature. Turn the pears a few times as they cool so the color remains even.

Nutrition Facts

172.6 calories; 0.6 g protein; 45.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 3.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2007
This showy side salad delites the young and the old alike. I added a bit of powdered cinnomen to the cranberry juice. A vegtable peeler made the peeling process go quickly and a thin slice off the bottom made it so they all could stand proudly and uniquely. Afterwards I added a apple juice to the warm cranberry juice and served the flavorful leftovers chilled... Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
03/02/2009
Made my apartment smell wonderful! Unfortunately the cranberry didn't quite take to the pears and so the pear tasted well like a pear. The color was beautiful and would definitely make a lovely side to an ice cream dessert! Read More
(18)
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2007
This showy side salad delites the young and the old alike. I added a bit of powdered cinnomen to the cranberry juice. A vegtable peeler made the peeling process go quickly and a thin slice off the bottom made it so they all could stand proudly and uniquely. Afterwards I added a apple juice to the warm cranberry juice and served the flavorful leftovers chilled... Read More
(57)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
Very good! This was used as a dessert. Very tasty. I cooked down the leftover liquid and drizzled it over each pear just before serving. Presentation looked lovely and taste was terrific. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2007
Easy to make and most delicious. I was concerned that the hard pears may not cook up well but I was pleasantly surprised. I served these pears on a pedastal platter and the presentation was quite delightful. Thanks for the cranberry pear combo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/02/2009
I serve these as a light refreshing dessert after a heavier meal. Always a hit and so easy. I have cooked them in a small crockpot for a few hours also. Just make sure it's only a few hours and not overcook. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2009
I served this for dessert and it was a hit. I left the peel on the pears and let the juice cook down into a syrup. (I used unsweetened cranberry juice and maple syrup instead of cranberry cocktail - then let it cook down until it was thick.) I then cut the cooked pears in half scooped out the seed part and filled this with the 'cranberry syrup' and dribbled more across the top. Very pretty and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/14/2008
Color wasn't as noticable as I would like for it to have been. Would add a drop of red food coloring to liquid. Tried apples...taste good but reduce cook time by 1/2. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2009
Delicious and made the whole house smell wonderful! Next time I might cook the pears longer to help them soak up even more of the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/02/2009
Made my apartment smell wonderful! Unfortunately the cranberry didn't quite take to the pears and so the pear tasted well like a pear. The color was beautiful and would definitely make a lovely side to an ice cream dessert! Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
This is a delicious recipe that looks very fancy but is SUPER easy definately one to make if you're wanting to impress. Its light with just the right amount of sweetness. My only recommendation is to add a bit more cranberry juice for the pear to soak in. The leftover sauce is also fantastic if you refrigerate overnight and then pour over vanilla icecream. Read More
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