Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
45 MIN
Yield
Serves : makes 4 1/2 cups

How to Make It

Step 1    

In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of the verjus with the sugar and bring to a boil. Cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until reduced by one-third, about 10 minutes. Add the cranberries and cook until softened, gently smashing the cranberries against the side of the pan, about 15 minutes.

Step 2    

Meanwhile, in another medium saucepan, combine the pears with the quinces and remaining 2/3 cup of verjus and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over moderately low heat until the pears are softened, about 20 minutes.

Step 3    

In a heatproof bowl, combine the cranberry sauce with the pears, quinces and grappa. Refrigerate until chilled.

Chef's Notes

Verjus, the juice of unripe grapes, has a tart, applelike flavor. You can buy it at specialty markets. The F&W Test Kitchen especially likes the verjus from Wölffer Estate (wolffer.com).

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