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Pears with Bay Leaves & Cherries


From EatingWell: 

Tender pears and dried cherries are infused with bay leaves in this delicious compote.

4 servings | Active Time: 20 minutes | Total Time: 30 minutes



  1. Peel pears and cut in half lengthwise. Remove cores with a melon baller or spoon and cut each half lengthwise into thirds.
  2. Place the pear segments in a large saucepan and add wine, sour cherries (or cranberries), sugar and bay leaves. Bring the mixture to a simmer. Cover and simmer gently over low heat until the pears are tender when pierced with a knife, 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the fruit to a serving bowl with a slotted spoon, discarding bay leaves. Bring the remaining poaching liquid to a boil over high heat and cook until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 12 minutes. Spoon over the fruit.


Per serving : 284 Calories; 0 g Fat; 0 g Sat; 0 g Mono; 0 mg Cholesterol; 50 g Carbohydrates; 2 g Protein; 7 g Fiber; 6 mg Sodium; 274 mg Potassium

3 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 carbohydrate