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Poached Pears with Chocolate Cranberry Sauce

Poached Pears with Chocolate Cranberry SauceSurprise your guests with this elegant dessert of poached pears served in a puddle of chocolate cranberry sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

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

Cooking Directions:

  1. 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.
  2. Combine cranberry sauce and morsels in medium saucepan. Melt over medium heat, whisking occasionally until just smooth.
  3. 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.