Winter Poached Pears

Delightful winter-time dessert - pears poached in syrup – perfect for any holiday.

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 4

4
firm ripe pears
2
cups water
3
tea bags red zesty herbal tea flavored with hibiscus, rosehips and lemongrass
2
cups cranberry-raspberry juice
2
tablespoons red cinnamon candies

  • 1 Peel pears, leaving stems intact; set aside. Heat water to boiling in 3-quart saucepan; remove from heat. Add tea bags; let steep 10 minutes. Squeeze tea from tea bags; discard bags. Stir juice and candies into tea. Heat over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until candies are melted.
  • 2 Arrange pears upright and close together in saucepan. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 20 minutes, spooning sauce over pears occasionally, until pears are tender when pierced with tip of sharp knife.
  • 3 Remove pears from syrup. Cook syrup over medium-high heat about 25 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened. Serve sauce over pears.

Expert Tips

These rosy red pears are the perfect ending to any holiday meal, and they're not laden with fat and calories. For a special touch, dust dessert plates with powdered sugar before serving. Serve pears with low-fat vanilla ice cream, and garnish with fresh raspberries and mint leaves. Do your pesky pears keep falling over?. Try this trick: Cut a very thin slice from the bottom of each pear to make a flat surface and they won't topple over on the serving plates again!

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
195
(
Calories from Fat
10),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
1g
1%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
5mg
5%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
3 Fruit;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.