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Poached Pears in Cranberry Sauce

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  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Prep Time:  15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 quart (4 cups ) cranberry juice cocktail
  • 1 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 8 slices (/-inch thick) unpeeled fresh ginger
  • 2 cinnamon sticks ( to inches)
  • 8 slightly underripe pears


  • Combine cranberry juice, corn syrup, ginger and cinnamon sticks in heavy 4-quart saucepan; bring to a boil.
  • While mixture is coming to a boil, peel, half, and core pears. Add to syrup mixture in saucepan. Reduce heat to low.
  • Cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until pears are tender. With slotted spoon transfer pears to shallow serving dish.
  • Remove ginger and cinnamon sticks. Discard all but 2 cups syrup in saucepan. Bring to boil; boil 10 to 12 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly. Spoon sauce over pears.

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