Vanilla, Cinnamon & White Wine Poached Pears with Yogurt

Vanilla, Cinnamon & White Wine Poached Pears with Yogurt

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From: EatingWell.com, September 2019

Slightly sweet, tender pears are paired with a lovely vanilla-, cinnamon- and orange-infused golden syrup. The (literal) icing on the cake is a dollop of creamy vanilla yogurt in the bottom of the bowl. This very elegant dessert is also calorie-conscious and brimming with fiber. If you want to dress up your poached pears, they can be topped with a variety of items, like granola, crushed cookies, chopped nuts, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 4 medium (about 2 pounds total) firm-ripe Bosc pears
  • 1½ cups (12 ounces) Sauvignon Blanc or other dry white wine
  • 1½ cups water
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 (3 inch) orange peel strips
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, split
  • ½ cup vanilla whole-milk Greek yogurt

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  1. Peel pears; discard skins. Using a tablespoon measure or a melon baller, core pears from their bottoms (remove the seeds, but leave the pears intact). Set aside.
  2. Stir together wine, water, sugar, cinnamon stick and orange peel strips in a medium saucepan. Scrape split vanilla bean pods into mixture; add scraped pods. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high, stirring until sugar dissolves.
  3. Arrange pears on their sides in wine mixture; reduce heat to medium, and cover. Cook, turning pears occasionally to cook evenly all over, until pears are tender, about 30 minutes. Gently remove pears from wine mixture liquid; increase heat to high, and cook, undisturbed, until liquid reduces to about ¾ cup and turns slightly syrupy, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Remove and discard cinnamon stick and orange peel strips from syrup. Let syrup cool slightly, about 20 minutes.
  4. Place 2 tablespoons yogurt in the bottom of each of 4 shallow bowls. Top each with 1 poached pear; spoon 3 tablespoons syrup over each pear. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 pear, 3 tablespoons syrup, 2 tablespoons yogurt
  • Per serving: 276 calories; 1 g fat(1 g sat); 7 g fiber; 51 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 37 g sugars; 13 g added sugars; 49 mg calcium; 18 mg sodium; 263 mg potassium
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