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A "pear" of KaTom recipes with real autumn appeal

We would like to share a couple of seasonal recipes for November. Both are made with healthy fruits and seasonings that are plentiful this time of year. They are very tasty dishes to try by themselves, or for your holiday meals.

Poached Pears with Raisin Sauce

Ingredients for pears:

  • 4 pears
  • 2 cups cranberry juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick or 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Ingredients for raisin sauce:

  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup sparkling grape juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. corn starch


Peel the 4 pears (leaving stems in place).

In a medium size pan, bring the 2 cups cranberry juice, 1 cup water, and 1/2 cup sugar to a boil.

Reduce heat to simmer, then add cinnamon and pears. Cover and cook until tender, about 20-25 minutes.

While pears cook, make raisin sauce by cooking raisins, cranberry juice, grape juice, sugar, and corn starch over medium heat. Cook until raisins plump and sauce thickens.

When pears are tender remove from mixture and drizzle with raisin sauce for serving warm or let cool and serve at room temperature

Baked Apples with Caramel Sauce


  • 4 tart apples
  • 1 tsp. raisins
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Wash, dry, and core apples leaving bottoms intact.

Stuff each apple with raisins, brown sugar, butter, and cinnamon. Place in a covered baking dish and bake for 30-45 minutes or until apples are tender. Drizzle raisin sauce over apples and serve.