Cranberry Pomegranate Poached Pears

Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 1 Hr
Servings 4
Difficulty Easy



  • Step 1

    PEEL pears from stem to base, leaving stems intact. Trim base of pears so they stand up. Lay pears sideways in 3-quart saucepan. Cover with juice. Add cinnamon stick and cloves. Bring to boil over high heat. Reduce to simmer. Cover. Simmer about 10 to 15 minutes or until pears are fork tender. Remove pears, cinnamon stick and cloves. Hold at room temperature or chill until ready to serve.

  • Step 2

    REDUCE remaining poaching liquid by cooking over high heat until it thickens and measures about 1/4 cup, about 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from heat. Add fruit spread to pan. Stir to combine.

  • Step 3

    HEAT chocolate sauce according to package directions. Place pears in center of dessert plates. Spoon sauce over pear just until it begins to pool on plate. Make dots of chocolate around sauce. Garnish with arils, if desired.

Serving size

  • Calories 380
  • Calories from Fat5g
  • Total Fat 0g
  • Saturated Fat 0g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat -1g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 35mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 94g
  • Dietary Fiber 7g
  • Sugars 76g
  • Protein 2g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet