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Poached Pears with Yogurt

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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

Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 35 mins
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 /2 pear 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.

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Serving: 1 /2 pear with yogurt, Calories: 117 kcal, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 1 g, Sodium: 25 mg, Fiber: 3 g, Sugar: 15 g


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11 comments on “Poached Pears with Yogurt”

  1. Hi Gina,

    what would the calories be without the yougurt, and just the poached pears?


  2. Instruction #2 says to “place the pears face down in the pan.” Does this mean to lay them on their sides?

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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