Poached Pears

Poached Pears Recipe
Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

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Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 123
Fat 0.3 g
Satfat 0.2 g
Sodium 54 mg


2 cups sweet white wine
1 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 star anise
1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
3 large firm pears, peeled, cored, and halved lengthwise
4 tablespoons plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt


Combine wine, water, sugar, salt, star anise, and cinnamon stick in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer. Add pears; cover and simmer 25 minutes or until tender. Serve 1 pear half with 1/4 cup cooking liquid and 2 teaspoons yogurt.

Deb Wise,

Cooking Light

October 2011
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