Saturday, April 9, 2016

Simple Pear and Cranberry Compote for Two

Don't let the simplicity of this dish fool you. The sweet flavor of the pears blended with tart Cranberries, gives this dish a sophisticated flavor that's fairly versatile too. It goes perfectly alongside many meals, especially pork dishes. Or it can be served as a dessert - perhaps with a little whipped topping or vanilla ice cream. Either way, this simple yet sophisticated pairing is sure to satisfy the most discerning of tastes.   

 Printable Recipe 
  • 1 (29 oz) Can of Pears (Or 1 quart jar homemade)
  • 1/3 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar


Pour the juice from the can (or jar) into a saucepan or microwaveable bowl. Stir in the dried cranberries. Heat to boiling and remove from heat. Allow to stand until the berries plump, about 10-15 minutes.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a small oven safe dish, arrange a layer of pears (about half) in the bottom. Using a slotted spoon, scatter half of the now plumped cranberries over that, then repeat the layers with the remaining pears and cranberries. (You can now discard the juice used to plump the cranberries.) Sprinkle the brown sugar over the top.

Bake in the preheated oven, uncovered, until the sugar melts and begins to bubble, around 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, and allow it to cool slightly. Serve warm, and...



  1. This looks so delicious! Pinned & Yummed :-)

  2. Thanks for sharing at the Whats for Dinner LInky party!

  3. I love dishes that fool you with flavors that tasted way more difficult to put together than they were. I think I'd enjoy this with ice cream, like you suggested :)

    I'm hosting a link party and I'd love for you stop by and link up with us!

    1. Thank you for the invitation! I'll check it out. :o)

  4. These flavors sound like they'd be great together - the tartness of the cranberries with the sweet pears. :)

  5. This sounds delicious and I can completely see serving it in place of applesauce with pork dishes! Thanks so much for sharing with us at You Link It, We Make It! We hope you'll come and party with us again!

    1. You are very welcome, Kim. Thank you for inviting me.

  6. Sounds yum! I'm pinning for later, my grandmother used to make a similar side all the time! Thanks so much for joining us at You Link It, We Make It. Hope you come back tomorrow to party with us again!

  7. What a simple and easy dessert! Sweet taste and good texture with the cranberries. Thanks for sharing at Welcome Home Wednesdays. See you tomorrow!


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