Pears with Bay Leaves & Cherries
Tender pears and dried cherries are infused with bay leaves in this delicious compote.
- 4 pears, such as Bosc or Anjou
- 2 cups dry white wine
- 1/3 cup dried sour cherries, or dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 8 small whole bay leaves
- Peel pears and cut in half lengthwise. Remove cores with a melon baller or spoon and cut each half lengthwise into thirds.
- 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.
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.
Carbohydrate Servings: 3
Exchanges: 2 fruit, 1 carbohydrate
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- Type of Dish
- Desserts, fruit
- Ease of Preparation
- Total Time
- 30 minutes or less
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