Cranberry Poached Pears

by bluevase

YEILD
Serves 8
Serving size: 1 pear

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 firm, small (stem-on) peeled pears
  • 4 cups water
  • 5 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 strip orange zest
  • 1 strip lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 passion fruit tea bag
  • 2 ¾ cups cranberries

 

DIRECTIONS

  • Place pears in saucepan; cover with approximately 4 cups water. Add honey, sugar, orange and lemon zest, lemon juice and cinnamon stick.
  • Remove seeds from vanilla bean pod. Add seeds, pod and tea bag to pan.
  • Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil while stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat and simmer for approximately 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Add cranberries; return mixture to a simmer until cranberries burst (about 3 minutes).
  • Discard tea bag. Carefully place ingredients in a large bowl; cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Discard zest, pod, and cinnamon stick. Serve 1 pear with cranberries and liquid in a bowl.

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