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Poached Pears with Cranberry Spice Sauce Recipe

This poached pears recipe is a great festive dessert for the fall. Since pear season is usually around the later months of the year, it’s the perfect reason to make this delicious dessert!


How To Make Poached Pears with Cranberry Spice Sauce

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Preparation: 5 mins
Cooking: 30 mins
Total: 35 mins
Serves: 4 people Pen Icon Edit input


  • 4 large pears can use up to 8 pears
  • 1 qt cranberry cocktail juice
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 cloves can add up to 6 cloves
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water


  1. Peel pears and leave them whole with stems attached. Place into a saucepan and pour cranberry juice over them.

  2. Add spices and honey. Simmer until pears are tender but still hold their shape, turning occasionally for about 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Remove pears and bring syrup to a boil. Let it reduce until there is 2 cups of liquid left.

  4. Remove spices and stir in cornstarch mixed with water. Stir over moderate heat until sauce thickens.

  5. Spoon sauce over pears, garnish with mint leaves and serve warm.


  • Calcium: 41mg
  • Calories: 335kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 88g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 254mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 9mg
  • Sugar: 69g
  • Vitamin A: 63IU
  • Vitamin C: 108mg
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