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Pears with Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe


Veg  CD  DP  45mins plus cooling


Fresh Cranberries and cooked with white wine and sweet spices then used to braise fresh pears.

Serves 4    Cold Vegetarian Fruit  Spices Alcohol Dessert  Gluten Wheat Dairy Free Eggless

600ml/20fl.oz. dry White Wine
100g/4oz Cranberries
175g/6oz Sugar
180ml/6fl.oz. Water
4 whole Cloves
The grated zest of 1 Orange
1 level teasp Ground Cardamom
4 Ripe Pears



1. Place all the ingredients apart from the pears in a saucepan, bring to the boil, stirring and cook for a couple of minutes until the sugar completely dissolves.

2. Cut a slice from the bottom of each pear so they can stand erect then add them to the wine mixture, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the pears are just tender.

3. Remove the pears with a slotted spoon, transfer to a dish, cover with clingfilm and refrigerate until well chilled.

4. Return the wine cooking liquor to a high heat and boil for about 15 minutes, stirring from time to time or until reduced to about 300ml/10fl.oz. Allow to cool to room temperature.

5. To serve - stand pears in a shallow serving dish and spoon the sauce over the top.

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Key techniques required to make this Recipe


Boil  - To bring a liquid to boiling temperature and to maintain it throughout the cooking time.


Simmer - To maintain the temperature of a liquid at just below boiling


Reduce - To boil a liquid rapidly in order to decrease its volume by evaporation and produce a concentrated flavour and thicker consistency.



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Main equipment required to make this Recipe


Chopping knife


Wooden or plastic spoon

Slotted spoon


Shallow serving dishes

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