Poached Pears with Cranberry Spice Sauce


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This festive dessert is perfect when the leaves start to change.

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  • 4 large pears; to 8
  • 1 qt. cranberry cocktail juice
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 whole cloves; to 6
  • 1/3 C. honey
  • 2 Tbs. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbs. water

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Peel pears and leave whole with stem attached. Place into saucepan and pour cranberry juice over them. Add spices and Honey. Simmer, turning pears occasionally until pears are tender but still hold their shape, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove pears and bring syrup to a boil, Boil until there are 2 C. left. Remove spices, stir in cornstarch mixture (cornstarch and water), stir over moderate heat until sauce thicken. Spoon sauce over pears and serve warm. Garnish with mint leaves. Use any left over sauce to pep up broiled smoked ham or chicken.

Yield: 1 Serving.

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