These poached pears are simple and wonderful, whether you want to serve them for breakfast or dessert.
I gently poached them in a combination of apple and pomegranate juice along with a cinnamon stick and an orange rind. No additional sugar needed – so easy and delicious!
My aunt recently had to stop eating dairy for health reasons, so when Silk approached me about their new dairy-free yogurt alternative I was excited to try it. My Aunt was super excited because she wasn’t happy with the flavor and texture of two other brands she tried (Trader Joe’s and Stonyfield’s). I bought them all as well to do a taste comparison and hand down, Silk Dairy Free Yogurt Alternative had the best flavor and texture, it’s delicious!
This recipe is also naturally gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian. These best part about these pears is that the can be made a few days in advance, and kept refrigerated until ready to eat.
This conversation is sponsored by Silk. All opinions and recipe are all mine.
Poached Pears with Yogurt
- 3/4 cup apple juice
- 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
- 2 inch long orange rind strip
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 pears, peeled, halved, and cored
- 1 5.3 oz yogurt, I used Silk Vanilla DairyFree Yogurt Alternative
- In a small pan over medium-high heat, bring apple juice, pomagranate juice, orange rind and cinnamon stick to a boil.
- Place pears face down in the pan.
- Lower heat and simmer gently until a knife inserted into the pears meets no resistance, about 10-20 minutes, spooning the sauce over the pears as they cook.
- Once the pears are tender, remove from heat and let cool.
- Over medium-low heat, reduce the remaining poaching liquid to a glaze, about 7 to 8 minutes.
- Pour over pears.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- To serve, place 1/2 pear on each dish and top with a dollop of yogurt over each.
11 comments on “Poached Pears with Yogurt”
what would the calories be without the yougurt, and just the poached pears?
Instruction #2 says to “place the pears face down in the pan.” Does this mean to lay them on their sides?
Cut side down
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Can this be done in the instant pot?
I haven’t tried it yet, let me know if you do.
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This is a very good and healthy dessert. I made this quite a few times last winter when I had an abundance of pears. Tonight I made it with lemon zest and that works too. I usually serve with vanilla yogurt.
Made this last night for dessert at family dinner. It was a huge hit! Flavors were delicious and everyone loved it. It was also very easy to make. Definitely a “keeper” recipe.
This was good!! I did not have pomegranate juice or orange peel (though next time I’ll get an orange as I think it would be great). I served warm with the yogurt, so good on a cold night. Can’t wait to serve this to company. Thanks