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Pear-Berry Compote

No recipe image available.This orange-scented pear and cranberry compote complements ham, pork and poultry. Or, serve it with cream cheese and crackers for appetizer.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries
1 cup orange juice
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 firm ripe Bartlett or Bosc pear, peeled, cored and diced
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Add cranberries, orange juice and brown sugar to 8-inch non-stick or stainless steel skillet. Simmer on low heat for 5 minutes or until cranberries split.
  2. Stir in diced pear; continue simmering 12 to 15 minutes until cranberries break down and sauce thickens. Stir in vanilla; heat through. Cool at room temperature. Refrigerate.

Makes about 2 cups.