Poached Pears with Pomegranate Sauce

Poached Pears with Pomegranate Sauce Recipe

Serve this multipurpose dish warm, at room temperature, or cold as a dessert, salad, or side.





Serves: 2

Serving Size: 1 pear half with 1 Tbsp sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 6 minutes

  • 1/3 cup 100% pomegranate juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 medium pear, peeled, halved, and cored
  • 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds, dry-roasted, crumbled


  1. In a small saucepan, stir together the pomegranate juice and sugar. Add the pear halves with the cut side down. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 5 minutes, or until tender, turning occasionally. Remove from the heat. Leaving the liquid in the pan, transfer the pear halves with the cut side up to dessert plates.
  2. Put the cornstarch in a small bowl. Add the water, stirring to dissolve the cornstarch. Pour into the saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly. Boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon zest and vanilla. Spoon over the pears. Sprinkle with the almonds.


1 1/2 Fruit, 1/2 Fat

Nutrition Facts

Calories 120
    Calories from Fat 25
Total Fat 3g
    Saturated Fat 0.5g
    Trans Fat 0g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Potassium 210mg
Total Carbohydrate 22g
    Dietary Fiber 3g
    Sugars 17g
    Added Sugar 4g
Protein 2g
Phosphorus 40mg

This recipe is from Diabetes & Heart-Healthy Recipes published by the American Diabetes Association. ©2019 American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association. All rights reserved.