• Zest of 1 lemon, slivered
  • Zest of 1 orange, slivered
  • 1 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 Teaspoon whole cloves
  • 2/3 Cup sugar
  • 11/3 Cups water
  • 1 Bosc or Bartlett pear; peeled, cored and halved
  • 3/4 Cup California golden seedless raisins
  • 1/3 Cup pitted prunes
  • 1/3 Cup peeled, pitted and halved apricots


Peel, core and halve pears. In large heavy saucepan over high heat, bring lemon and orange zests, cinnamon, cloves, sugar and water to a strong boil. Reduce the heat and add pears, raisins, prunes and apricots. Cover and poach at the gentlest simmer until pears are just cooked but still firm, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm or chill and serve cold.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 190 (Calories from Fat 2%); Total Fat 0 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 10; Potassium 283; Total Carbohydrate 48; Dietary Fiber 3; Sugars 39; Protein 1; Calcium 20; Iron 1;

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