Spice-candied Pears

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  • 2 slightly crisp pears (D'Anjou or Bosc are my favorites for this dish)
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider
  • 1/4 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


Cut the pears into small cubes. Place the rest of the ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute. Pour over the pears and allow to sit for 3 hours to overnight. Drain well and serve with Puff Pastry Canapés with Blue Cheese and Pears.

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