Pears and Dates with Vanilla-Orange Yogurt

Pears and Dates with Vanilla-Orange Yogurt Recipe
James Carrier
Notes: You can make the vanilla-orange yogurt (step 1) up to 3 days ahead; cover and chill.
Makes 6 to 8 servings


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1 pint regular or low-fat plain yogurt
1/2 vanilla bean, halved lengthwise, or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
1 tablespoon honey
5 ripe Bartlett pears (about 2 1/2 lb. total), rinsed
8 ounces fresh Medjool dates (about 10), pitted and chopped


1. Spoon yogurt into a bowl. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into yogurt (reserve pod for other uses). Stir in orange juice concentrate and honey until well blended.

2. Peel and core pears; cut lengthwise into 1-inch-thick slices. Arrange pears and dates in bowls and top each with about 1/4 cup vanilla-orange yogurt.

Created date

May 2004

Nutritional Information

Calories 205
Caloriesfromfat 11 %
Protein 3.2 g
Fat 2.4 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 47 g
Fiber 5.2 g
Sodium 26 mg
Cholesterol 7.4 mg