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

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total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Peel pears and cut in half lengthwise. Remove cores with a melon baller or spoon and cut each half lengthwise into thirds.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

283 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 50g; dietary fiber 6.5g; sugars 35.3g; vitamin a iu 378.8IU; vitamin c 6mg; folate 1.2mcg; calcium 30.7mg; iron 0.5mg; magnesium 11.8mg; potassium 273.8mg; sodium 6mg.
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