Cranberry Poached Pears
Seasonal Cranberry Wine, crafted with all-natural cranberry juice, is a wonderful addition to your holiday table – in a glass and on a serving dish! This slow cooker Cranberry Poached Pear recipe was created by our Director of Marketing, Brandon Hofherr. It is simple, yet elegant, festive, and flavorful. Enjoy!
6 Bosc pears, peeled, with stems remaining
1 – 2 bottles of Cranberry Wine, depending on the depth of your slow cooker
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cinnamon sticks
Pinch of whole cloves
Zest of 1 lemon
Pinch of salt
In a low slow cooker set to low, combine 1 bottle of wine and remaining ingredients except for pears. Stir mixture lightly, then add pears. Add additional wine to cover if needed. Cook for 4 hours. Remove pears to a serving dish or individual dishes. Transfer the liquid to a small saucepan and simmer until it reduces to the consistency of light syrup. Pour the syrup over the pears, and enjoy with vanilla ice cream or whipped mascarpone.