Honey Poached Pears with Lemon Cinnamon Ricotta

Honey Poached Pears with Lemon Cinnamon Ricotta

Grace your table with this delicious dessert, enhanced with the flavors of lemon, cinnamon and saffron.


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Yield: 4 x pears

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  • 3 Tbsp honey (for pears) *
  • 1 good pinch saffron (about 20 strands)
  • 15 Tbsp water (3/4 cup + 3 Tbsp)
  • 4 medium pears
  • 3 1/2 oz low-fat ricotta cheese (100g)
  • 5 Tbsp low-fat sour cream
  • 2 tsp honey (for ricotta cream)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


Combine honey, saffron and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.

Peel, quarter and core pears. Cut each quarter in half. Add pears to syrup. Reduce heat. Simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender.

To make ricotta cream, place ricotta, sour cream, honey, cinnamon, and lemon zest in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve warm or cold poached pears with ricotta cream.


* For sweeter pears, prior to cooking, add more honey to the saffron mix.

Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.


Note: This recipe's ingredients have been adjusted from the original Australian measures to the U.S. measures.

Thanks to Fresh Finesse

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 183 cals
Kilojoules 764 kJ
Fat 1.6 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Cholesterol 9 mg
Sodium 67 mg
Carbohydrates 43.1 g
Fiber 5.3 g
Total Sugars 33.1 g
Protein 3.7 g
Calcium 65.0 mg
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