Pomegranate Poached Pears with Yogurt Sauce

Your guests are going to love the flavors of lemon and pomegranate in these festive poached pears!

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

6
firm ripe Bosc pears
2
cups pomegranate juice
1/2
cup water
2
tablespoons sugar
1
cinnamon stick
1
container (6 oz) Liberté® Méditerranée lemon yogurt
  • 1 Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Cut slice from bottom of each pear so it will stand upright when served; set aside. In 2-quart saucepan, heat pomegranate juice, water, sugar and cinnamon stick over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add pears; cover and simmer 15 to 20 minutes, spooning sauce over pears occasionally, until pears are tender when pierced with tip of sharp knife.
  • 2 Remove pears from syrup. Cook syrup over medium-high heat 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
  • 3 Spoon 1 1/2 tablespoons yogurt onto each plate, drizzle 2 teaspoons syrup over yogurt. Top with pears.

Expert Tips

Cranberry juice can be substituted for the pomegranate juice.

Poach the pears up to 4 hours ahead of time. Cover and store in refrigerator.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
20),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
2 1/2g
2 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
35mg
35%;
Total Carbohydrate
48g
48%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
32g
32%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.