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Poached Pears with Vanilla-Honey Yogurt Sauce

Poached Pears with Vanilla-Honey Yogurt Sauce

The poaching liquid stains the pears, so turn them frequently to ensure an even color.

Cooking Light MAY 1996

  • Yield: 4 servings.


  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 (3-inch) cinnamon sticks


Combine water and honey in a large nonstick skillet; stir with a wire whisk until blended. Add cinnamon sticks. Arrange pear halves, cut sides down, in a single layer in skillet; bring to a simmer over medium-low heat. Cook 10 minutes, basting occasionally with cooking liquid. Turn pears over; cook 10 minutes, basting occasionally. Turn pears over, and cook an additional 10 minutes or until tender, basting occasionally. Remove pears from skillet with a slotted spoon, and place 2 pear halves in each of 4 individual dessert dishes; set aside, and keep warm.

Bring cooking liquid to a boil over high heat, and cook 7 minutes or until reduced to 1/2 cup. Discard cinnamon sticks. Spoon 2 tablespoons cooking liquid over each serving, and top each with 2 tablespoons Vanilla-Honey Yogurt Sauce.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 264
  • Calories from fat: 6%
  • Fat: 1.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
  • Protein: 2.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 66.1g
  • Fiber: 4.3g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 22mg
  • Calcium: 74mg

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