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Poached Pears

Makes 4 servings

These are delicious and deceptively easy to prepare.

2 large ripe pears
1/2 cup apple juice concentrate
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup non-dairy frozen whipped topping

Peel pears, then slice in half and remove cores. Place in a saucepan. Mix apple juice concentrate, water, cinnamon, and cloves, then pour over pears. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, then cover and cook about 15 minutes.

Remove pears and place into individual serving dishes. Continue to simmer juice until decreased by half, about 5 minutes. Pour over pears. To serve, top with 2 tablespoons non-dairy frozen whipped topping.

Per serving (1/4 of recipe)

  • Calories: 144
  • Fat: 2.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Calories from Fat: 14%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 32.7 g
  • Sugar: 24.6 g
  • Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Sodium: 12 mg
  • Calcium: 24 mg
  • Iron: 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C: 5 mg
  • Beta Carotene: 56 mcg
  • Vitamin E: 0.6 mg

Source: Food for Life by Neal Barnard, M.D.; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.