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Poached Pears with Chocolate-Cranberry Sauce

8 - 11
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
37 min
15 min
22 min
This elegant dessert is the perfect ending to a fall meal. Getting in those fruit servings never tasted so good!


Cranberry juice cocktail

¾ fl oz


4 medium, peeled, cored with stem intact and sliced in half

Canned cranberry sauce

6 oz, jellied

Milk chocolate chips

1½ oz, about 3 tbsp chips

Fresh raspberries

½ cup(s)


1¼ cup(s)


  1. Bring juice and water to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat; place pears in pan, cover and simmer on low heat until pears are tender when pieced with a fork, about 15 minutes (turn pears several times during cooking). Remove saucepan from heat, let cool to room temperature and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Combine cranberry sauce and chocolate chips in a medium saucepan; melt over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until smooth.
  3. Remove pears from liquid; drain. To serve, spoon about 2 1/2 tablespoons chocolate-cranberry sauce onto each of 4 dessert plates. Top each with 2 pear halves and decorate with 2 tablespoons of raspberries. Serve immediately.