I love lazy Sunday lunches (with lazy Sunday desserts!) On a quest towards healthier living, I created this healthy dessert, and I do have to say, it was lovely! It's made in the crock-pot so it's super simple to put it in and forget about it until you're ready to eat.
Poached Pears in Cranberry-Brandy Sauce by Joie de vivre
Yeild: 8 servings
1 1/2 cups cranberries
8 pears, peeled, halved and cored
2/3 c. water
1/2 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. brandy
zest and juice of 1 lime
Whipped cream, to serve
1. In the insert of a 6 qt. crock pot, combine the cranberries, pears, water, sugars, brandy and zest and juice of lime. Stir gently to coat the pears.
2. Cover the crock pot and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours until the berries have burst and the pears are tender.
3. To serve, give each person two pear halves and some sauce. Pass the whipped cream to top.