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Poached Pears and Vanilla Ice Cream

Becky Luigart-Stayner
Yield 2 servings (serving size: 1 pear half and 1/2 cup ice cream)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick
  • 1 (3-inch) piece lemon rind
  • 1 large pear, peeled, halved and cored
  • 1 cup vanilla low-fat ice cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 141
  • caloriesfromfat 20 %
  • fat 3.2 g
  • satfat 1.8 g
  • monofat 0.9 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 2.8 g
  • carbohydrate 27.5 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 9 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 56 mg
  • calcium 101 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in large saucepan; bring to a boil. Add pear halves; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 8 minutes or until tender. Remove the pear halves with a slotted spoon; discard liquid. Place pears in a large shallow dish; cover and chill. Serve the pear halves with ice cream. Sprinkle with cinnamon, if desired.