honey poached pears

Honey Poached Pears with Amaretti Raisin Topping

Elegant flavorful dessert too good to believe.
  • Prep Time : 30 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 60 min



  • 1/2 pound firm ripe pears (2 small)
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Peel of 1/4 lemon (1/2 teaspoon)
  • 3/4 cup California raisins
  • 1/4 cup coarsely crushed amaretti cookies

Honey Cream

  • 2 tablespoons non-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • Pinch of cinnamon


Cut each pear in half; remove core and seeds with a small knife or melon baller. Place in large saucepan with wine, honey, water, lemon juice and lemon peel. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Turn pears over and simmer for 10 minutes more. Remove from liquid and let cool. Place 3/4 cup poaching liquid in small saucepan with raisins. Bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes or until raisins are plump and sauce is syrupy. Place each pear half, cut side up, on individual dessert plate. Top with equal amounts of raisins. Then, sprinkle with crushed cookies. Stir together sour cream, honey and cinnamon; place a spoonful beside each serving.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 270 (7% from fat); Total Fat 2g (sat 0g, mono 1g, poly <1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 5mg; Protein 2g; Carbohydrate 53g; (Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 45g; ); Iron 2mg; Sodium 30mg; Calcium 40mg; Potassium 400mg

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