Cranberry Poached Pears

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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.