Holiday Poached Pears with Bourbon

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Poached pears are a simple yet elegant dessert to serve at the holidays. This recipe has the colors and flavors of fall, making it perfect for Thanksgiving.


  • 4 fresh pears (I used Bosc)
  • 1 cup bourbon
  • ¼ cup cranberries
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon


Core and peel the pears, leaving the stems on. Combine all other ingredients in a pot and mix, then place pears in the pot. Simmer until pears are soft but not falling apart–roughly 25 minutes. Goes well with vanilla ice cream.

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