Poached Pears with Raisin Sauce Recipe

Cranberry poached pearsIngredients 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