Poached Pears naturally sugar free
Poached Pears for Superfood Magazine
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: poached pears, poached pears sugar free
Servings: 2
Calories: 284 kcal
Author: Jane Sarchet
  • 250 ml red wine
  • 1 orange zest and juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 inch ginger root peeled
  • 3 cloves whole
  • 2 Conference pears peeled, sliced in half and core removed
  • 1 tablespoon flaked almonds
  • 2 tablespoons thick Greek yogurt
  1. Pour the wine into a small saucepan along with the orange zest & juice and all the spices.
  2. Bring almost to a boil then add in the pear halves. Turn down the heat and let the pears simmer gently for 20-30 minutes, or until they have slightly softened. Carefully turn the pears over a few times throughout the cooking time to ensure they colour evenly.
  3. Meanwhile heat a dry frying pan and add in the almonds. Toast them until they are golden brown being careful to keep them moving round the pan to prevent burning.
  4. When the pears are cooked, remove them from the wine and plate up. Add a tablespoon of Greek yogurt to each plate and sprinkle with the toasted almonds.
  5. Top Tip: Don’t throw the red wine poaching liquid away when you’re finished, either pour it into a casserole to add a richness, or reduce down to a syrup and sweeten with a little maple or agave syrup and serve with the poached pears.
Nutrition Facts
Poached Pears for Superfood Magazine
Amount Per Serving
Calories 284 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 13mg1%
Potassium 540mg15%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 42.5mg52%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.