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Poached Pears Recipe

Looking for an easy poached pears recipe? Learn how to make poached pears using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by blazedancer

Makes 4 servings



A healthier holiday desert alternative

Recipe Ingredients for poached pears

8 ounces pomegranate juice
1/2 cup cranberry juice
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tbsp orange zest
1/2 tsp cinnamon (1 cinnamon stick, not ground)
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup honey
4 pears (ripe but firm Bartlett or Comic)

Recipe Directions for poached pears

  1. Combine pomegranate juice, orange juice, orange zest, cinnamon, nutmeg and honey in a large saucepan. Warm the juices on a low-medium heat. Peel the pears, leaving the stem in tact and core from the bottom of each pear. Slice a small section of the bottom of each pear so they can stand.

  2. Place pears upright in warm juice and spice mixture and baste. Simmer pears for 20-30 minutes, depending on degree of firmness. The pears should be tender when pierced. Remove pears and transfer to a plate. Bring juice mixture to a boil and reduce by half. Remove cinnamon stick. Spoon syrup over pears. Serve warm.

Categories

Dessert, Christmas, Thanksgiving

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 333.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
248
Calories from Fat
4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.4g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.1g
0%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
6mg
0%
Potassium
442mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
65.0g
22%
Dietary Fiber
7.7g
31%
Sugars
49.1g
Protein
1.2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
95% confidence
A
  Good points
  • Very low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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