Desserts: Warm Desserts: Poached Pears

Pears poached in a cinnamon sauce.

Author: Family Health Network
Date: June 15, 2006

Serves: 2 person(s)
Yield: 2 x pears

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

    2 firm ripe pears, 5 oz each
    2 cup water
    3 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
    1 cinnamon stick
    1 Tbsp lemon juice
    2 tsp corn flour
    1 Tbsp water, extra

Directions:

    Peel pears; keeping the stalk intact.

    Combine water, maple syrup and cinnamon stick in a saucepan over medium heat until simmering. Add pears. Cook for approximately 15 minutes or until pears are soft when poked with a sharp knife.

    Place pears onto serving dishes. Remove cinnamon stick from sauce and discard.

    Bring sauce to boiling; add lemon juice. Turn down heat. Combine corn flour with extra water and stir into sauce until thickened.

    Spoon over pears. Serve warm.

Variations:

    Serve with lowfat yogurt or light whipped cream.

    Honey can be used instead of golden syrup.

    Serving suggestions and garnishes not included in nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:162 cals
Kilojoules:678 kJ
Fat:0.0 g
Carbohydrates:40.0 g
Protein:0.5 g
Cholesterol:0.0 mg
Sodium:3 mg
Saturated Fat:0.0 g
Fiber:4.5 g
Calcium:41.0 mg
Total Sugars:36.0 g

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