Cranberry Compote with Riesling and Pears

This delicious twist on cranberry relish includes fresh pears, Riesling and warm spices. It is more tart than sweet, though you can use a sweeter Riesling or add more brown sugar if desired. The compote can be made up to a week in advance; store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Cranberry Compote with Riesling and Pears
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
feedyoursoul
,Burlington
,VT
November 19, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Everyone wants the recipe
November 19, 2012
I made this recipe last week and my partner (not a fan of cranberry sauce) asked me to make it the following weekend when her sister visited. Her sister said she doesn't like cranberry sauce, but she was willing to try it. She loved it! Tonight she called to ask for the recipe for Thanksgiving. This is just a great recipe, and calls for less sugar than traditional cranberry sauce. I must confess though that I changed it a little...I used Moscato wine, because I had some left in the house (cut out some sugar to compensate), and I used cinnamon, powdered ginger, and apple pice spice (about a half teaspoon), instead of the spices listed in the recipe.
Pros: Quick, Easy, Healthy, Adaptable, Impressive, Will Make Again
Review 2 for Cranberry Compote with Riesling and Pears
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
FoodieJane
,Boston
,MA
November 3, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? No
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Perhaps Better w/Some Tweaks
November 3, 2012
I tried this recipe out to see if it was worthy for my Thanksgiving line-up. I love Riesling and pears so thought it would be incredible. Unfortunately, the quantity of spices called for is just way too much: 8 cloves for only just over a pound of fruit! The spices dulled the subtle flavors of the pears and Riesling, and even the lemon zest wasn't enough to make the compote pop. Perhaps it would be better to make the spice packet with 1/2 a cinnamon stick, 2-3 cloves, and 1 star anise.
Pros: Easy
Cons: Taste, Cost