Fruit & Spiced Pear Halves

Alicia .


I had this idea rolling around for a while, but never thought to try it until now.

I like sweet, tart and nutty things together, so this is really a dish made just for me, but everyone at dinner tonight really enjoyed them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The spices in the finished syrup give it a spiced flavor that reminds me of the pears Mom and Grammie used to can.


★★★★★ 1 vote

approx 4-6 (depending how many pear halves you end up with in the can)
5 Min
10 Min


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  • 1 can(s)
    pear halves in juices (not syrup), reserving liquid
  • approx 1 c
    reserved liquid from pears (should be about all the liquid)
  • 1/4 c
    dried cranberries
  • 1/8 c
  • 1/8 to 1/4 c
    green apple, peeled and diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cloves
  • 4 to 4 1/2 tsp
    granulated sugar
  • ·
    chopped walnuts

How to Make Fruit & Spiced Pear Halves


  1. Drain the liquid out of the pears and set aside. Refrigerate pear halves until ready to serve.
  2. In a saucepan over high heat, mix 1 cup reserved juices, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and sugar. Bring to a boil and turn heat to medium, keeping it at a strong simmer.

    Add the cranberry and raisins and continue to simmer about 5 minutes.

    Add the apple pieces and simmer a few more minutes. The liquid should be slightly reduced and become syrupy.
  3. Remove syrup from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  4. To serve, scoop about a tablespoon or so of fruit from the syrup into the center of each pear. Top with some finely chopped walnuts, then pour/drizzle syrup over the fruit and pears.

    I ended up serving these alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzled a bit of the syrup over the ice cream as well.

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About Fruit & Spiced Pear Halves

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts

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