Poached Pears

December 26, 2018
Created by Harmons
20 minutes
Serves 4
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
  • 3 pears, halved and cored
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt, divided
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pistachios

In a large pot over medium heat, add water, juice, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon sticks, star anise, and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, add pears and simmer until tender, about 12 minutes. Remove pears from liquid and remove and discard spices. Let liquid reduce, about 5 minutes.

Divide yogurt evenly between 4 serving bowls. Divide pears evenly and drizzle some of reduced liquid atop pears. Garnish with pistachios.

Serving size: 1/4th recipe; 155 calories; 2g total fat (0g saturated); 27mg sodium; 30g carbohydrate; 4g dietary fiber; 21g sugars (0g added sugar); 7g protein.