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Cranberry-Pear Compote

Yankee Plus Dec 2015


by in Nov 1996
Cranberry-Pear Compote
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  • 2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup white wine
  • 12 Seckel or other small pears, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cored
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 12-ounce bags fresh cranberries
  • Kosher or sea salt, to taste


Combine 1 cup sugar and wine in a large saucepan, bring to a simmer.
Remove from heat and add pears and lemon juice. Cover and return to a simmer. Cook 2 minutes. Add cranberries and remaining sugar, then stir. Simmer until pears are fairly tender, 3-5 minutes longer.
Season to taste with salt and cool to room temperature. Garnish with lemon zest.
Updated Thursday, October 29th, 2009

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