Caramel Pears with Sugared Cranberries

Makes: 6 servings
Free of: gluten and all top allergens


Photo: Chris Gonzaga


  • 6 ripe pears (I prefer bosc), halved and cored
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) dairy-free, soy-free margarine (such as Earth Balance)
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup + 1/4 cup (250 + 60 mL) white sugar
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • 2 cups (475 mL) fresh cranberries
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) icing sugar


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large, oven-proof sauté pan, heat the dairy-free, soy-free margarine and brown sugar on medium. Stir until melted, combined and slightly bubbling. Add lemon juice.
  3. Place pears into pan cut side down. Cook them 3-4 minutes, basting with the sauce.
  4. Move sauté pan to oven. Bake 10-12 minutes until pears are cooked through. Set aside.
  5. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 cup of the sugar and the water to a simmer, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add the cranberries.
  6. Meanwhile, place remaining white sugar and the icing sugar in a medium bowl.
  7. Once cool enough to handle, strain cranberries and add to bowl with sugar. Toss, until coated.
  8. Place pears in individual bowls with sugared cranberries, and serve.

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