Poached Pears and Vanilla Ice Cream

Poached Pears and Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
Becky Luigart-Stayner


2 servings (serving size: 1 pear half and 1/2 cup ice cream)

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Cooking Light

Nutritional 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


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)


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.


Elizabeth Taliaferro,

April 2000
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