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Poached Pears with Chocolate Cranberry Sauce

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A light and elegant dessert for any gathering or dinner party.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
10 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
20 min
Recipe Ready Time
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Recipe Servings


6 cups Ocean Spray® Cranberry Juice Cocktail 

1 cup sugar 

6 Bartlett pears, peeled and cored with stems intact 

1 14-ounce can Ocean Spray® Jellied Cranberry Sauce 

1/2 cup chocolate chips 


Combine cranberry juice cocktail and sugar in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Place pears in pan. Cover and simmer on low heat for 10-15 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 chocolate chips in a medium saucepan. Melt over medium heat, whisking occasionally until smooth. 

Remove pears from liquid; drain. To serve, spoon 1/4 cup chocolate cranberry sauce on each serving plate. Place pears on plates. Spoon remaining sauce over tops of pears.


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