Poached Pears with Lemon
For an extra treat, add a dollop of plain yogurt or vanilla ice cream before serving.
3 cups water
1½ cups cranberry juice
¾ cup sugar
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
4 Asian pears, cored and halved
In a large pot, bring all the ingredients except the pears to a boil.
Add the pears. Simmer, turning occasionally until they are tender and can be easily pierced with a fork. Remove the pears with a slotted spoon and place in individual serving dishes.
Continue to simmer the syrup until it thickens and lightly coats the back of a spoon. Pour the sauce over the pears. Serve warm or chilled.