Saturday, December 25, 2010

Cranberry-Pear Compote

In the past, we've enjoyed this fruity dish over French toast on Christmas morning (and it is terrific). This year I decided to serve it for dinner and found it to be a good partner for the prime rib and the other sides. My m-i-l reheated the leftovers and served them over toasted slices of Irish Soda Bread for breakfast the next day. Enjoy!

Cranberry-Pear Compote
Substitute apples for the pears, if you like.
1/2 cup butter
3 pears, cut into cubes
1 (12-oz.) bag fresh cranberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
6 Tbsp. light corn syrup
2 cups apple cider or water

1. Melt butter in a saucepan; stir in pears and remaining ingredients. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, fruit is softened, and mixture is thickened. Serve warm.

No comments: