Cinnamon Poached Pears


  • 2 cups apple or orange juice
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2   firm, ripe pears such as Bartlett
  •  Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream (optional)


  1. In (10-in.) Skillet, combine juice, sugar and cinnamon; mix well. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar is dissolved.

  2. Peel pears, cut in half and remove cores. Add pears to syrup; cover. Simmer 15-20 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove pears from skillet using Nylon Slotted Spoon. Cool slightly.

  3. Serve pears with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream, if desired.


  • 4  servings of 1 half pear, excluding optional ingredients

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 110, Total Fat 0.5 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Carbohydrate 28 g, Protein 1 g, Sodium 0 mg, Fiber 2 g

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