Honey Poached Pears

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Honey Poached Pears

Honey Poached Pears
Number of Servings: 4 Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: California Raisins
Food Groups: Fruits
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Meal Type: Dessert
Nutrition Content: Low Sodium


2 ripe but firm Pears, peeled
2 cups red Wine
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup Water
Juice of 1 Lemon
Peel of 1/2 Lemon
1/2 cup California Raisins
1/2 cup coarsely crushed Amaretti cookies
Honey Cream
1/4 cup low-fat sour Cream
1 teaspoon Honey
Pinch of Cinnamon


Cut each pear in half and remove core and seeds with a small knife or melon baller.

Place in a large saucepan with wine, honey, water and lemon juice and lemon peel. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Flip pears over and simmer for 10 minutes more. Remove from liquid and let cool.

Place three-quarters cup poaching liquid in a small saucepan with raisins. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or until raisins are plump and syrupy.

Place each pear cut side up on a dessert plate. Top with equal amounts of raisins then sprinkle with crushed cookies. Stir together sour cream, honey and cinnamon; place a spoonful on the side of each serving.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 290
Total Fat: 2 g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 20 mg
Carbohydrates: 65 g
Protein: 3 g
Fiber: 4 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 60 mg

Cook's Notes: