Baked Pears with Cranberry Apple Reduction

  • 4 Bosc pears
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 6-8 cloves

Preheat oven to 400. Cut a thin slice off the bottom of each pear to help keep them standing upright in a baking dish. Pour fruit juice into the pan. Add cinnamon sticks and cloves. Roast the pears, basting every 15 minutes, until tender, brown and puckered. Remove the pears and place on a serving plate. Pour remaining liquid into a small sauce pan, bring to high heat, and reduce by half. Drizzle that liquid on top of the pears.

  • Tried this last night with the family, wonderful flavor and combination. I basted every 10 min, and it took a little over 35 min to match the description of “done” provided above. Love that this requires no extra sugar or cream for success.

    • Fantastic! So happy you had the patience to try this one. The extra basting is what gives the pears their gorgeous color. Great job, Tom!