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Blushing Pears

December 12, 2009

~ Mary ~


It’s the season to treat yourself and here’s a way to do it right.  I saw these gorgeous red pears at the grocery store and just had to share them with you. Then I found this perfect recipe from The New Basics Cookbook. You’re supposed to peel the pears, but these were too beautiful to mess with. 



I was extremely careful in the poaching process so the skins wouldn’t come off. If you do use regular pears and do peel them – the sauce is so red that they will turn a lovely red hue. Be sure to cut the bottom of each pear so they’ll sit up properly for you.



Blushing Pears



In a deep sauce pan bring to a boil:

     1 1/2 Quarts Cranberry- Raspberry Juice

     1/2 Cup Sugar


Once the sugar is disolved and the liquid is boiling add:

     4-6 Peeled Pears

     1 Cinnamon Stick – optional


Let simmer for 15-20 minutes. Keep a close eye so they don’t over-cook and turn into mushy pearsauce.


While pears are poaching in an electric mixer whip up:

     1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

     optional to add a little sugar and vanilla.



Allow pears to cool once finished poaching then bring the poaching juice to a full rolling boil and

     reduce down to 1 cup!

This takes awhile!


Let everything cool completely then serve with

a drizzle of sauce on the bottom of the plate

a cloud of cream

the pear

topped with another drizzle of sauce

fresh raspberries


17 Comments leave one →
  1. December 12, 2009 11:46 am

    oh so gorgeous, i love these!

  2. December 12, 2009 12:30 pm

    If these red beauties don’t put you in the holiday spirit nothing will! Ho Ho Ho… GREG

  3. December 13, 2009 2:37 pm

    This is just a stunning dessert, wow!

  4. lvegas permalink
    December 13, 2009 3:20 pm

    What a lovely desert…a nice break from all the usual heavy holiday food!

  5. December 13, 2009 3:54 pm

    these are luscious!

  6. December 13, 2009 7:34 pm

    This is a winner! Am sure it will be top9!

  7. December 13, 2009 10:30 pm

    this is beautiful. so vibrant!

  8. December 14, 2009 12:39 am

    Simply gorgeous!

  9. December 14, 2009 4:32 am

    wow,.. great desert 😀

  10. tastyeatsathome permalink
    December 14, 2009 3:08 pm

    These are gorgeous! Great job.

  11. December 14, 2009 5:37 pm

    I am totally making these with pomegranate juice.

    • foododelmundo permalink*
      December 14, 2009 6:55 pm

      I made these with Pomegranate juice too and didn’t like it as well. Have you ever had pomagranite molasses? It’s a very unique flavor. Plus to buy a whole 1 1/2 quarts of Pomagranate juice is down right expensive! I even split that with cranberry juice and it was still pricy and not as good as the cran-rasp. juice.

  12. zee01 permalink
    December 15, 2009 1:50 pm

    These look amazing! So simple and so delicious looking. They remind me of toffee-apples which is one of my favourite treats.

  13. December 15, 2009 4:23 pm

    You always have the most terrific recipes! The second photo itself is a true piece of art.

    • foododelmundo permalink*
      December 15, 2009 4:50 pm

      awe shucks *blush*
      Thank YOU!

  14. December 15, 2009 4:36 pm

    These are so beautiful! Lovely photos and fantastic recipe, the perfect dessert:)

  15. December 15, 2009 11:57 pm

    Great photo. Congratulations!

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