Poached Pears with Chocolate Cranberry Sauce
Surprise your guests with this elegant dessert of poached pears served in a puddle of chocolate cranberry sauce.
6 cups Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail
1 cup granulated sugar
6 Bartlett pears, peeled and cored with stems intact
1 (16-ounce) can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce
1/2 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- Combine cranberry juice cocktail and sugar in large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Place pears in pan. Cover; simmer on low heat for 10 to 15 minutes or until pears are tender when pierced with a fork. Turn pears several times during cooking. Remove from heat. Let cool in liquid at room temperature.
- Combine cranberry sauce and morsels in medium saucepan. Melt over medium heat, whisking occasionally until just smooth.
- To serve, remove pears from liquid; drain. Spoon 1/4 cup chocolate cranberry sauce on each serving plate. Place pears on plates. Spoon remaining sauce over tops of pears.
Makes 6 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.