Poached Pears with Pomegranate Sauce

Poached Pears with Pomegranate Sauce
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This heart-healthy dessert for two is packed with antioxidants from pomegranate juice. This is perfect for a special Valentine's day meal for two! Pear's mild sweetness is punched up with a tart pomegranate sauce. Fruit-based desserts are a great way to enjoy a sweet treat that is packed with nutrients and fiber.
  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    6 min
  • Servings
    2 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 pear half with 1 tbsp sauce
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

2 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 pear half with 1 tbsp sauce
  • Amount per serving Calories 120

  • Total Fat 3g
    • Saturated Fat 0.5g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 22g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 17g
    • Added Sugars 4g
  • Protein 2g
  • Potassium 210mg
  • Phosphorus 40mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Fat



  • 100% pomegranate juice
    1/3 cup
  • sugar
    2 tsp
  • pear (peeled, cut in half, and cored)
  • Cornstarch
    1/4 tsp
  • water
    1 tbsp
  • lemon zest
    1/4 tsp
  • vanilla extract
    1/4 tsp
  • sliced almonds (toasted, crumbled)
    2 tbsp


  1. In a small saucepan, stir together the pomegranate juice and sugar. Add the pear halves with the cut side down. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes, or until tender, turning occasionally. Remove from the heat. Leaving the liquid in the pan, transfer the pear halves with the cut side up to dessert plates.

  2. Put the cornstarch in a small bowl. Add the water, stirring to dissolve the cornstarch. Pour into the saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon zest and vanilla. Spoon over the pears. Sprinkle with the almonds.