Healthy Honey Poached Pear Recipe

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Desserts
poached pears

Honey Poached Pears are a delicious, healthy dessert that are easy to make. Pears are a good source of fiber and vitamin C, and the honey in this recipe adds some beneficial antioxidants. Give this sweet and healthy dessert a try!

How to Poach Pears

Preparing a poached pear recipe can seem intimidating at first, but with the right steps, it is actually quite easy. The first step is to peel, halve, and core each pear. Then, you will need to combine water, ginger, honey, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg in a medium saucepan. This saucepan should be large enough to hold the pears without overcrowding them. Bring the mixture to a boil on high heat and then turn down the heat to a simmer.

Next, you will want to add the pears to the pan and let them simmer for about 30 minutes. During this time, it is important that you rotate the pears halfway through so that they cook evenly.

Once they are tender, remove the pears from the pan using a slotted spoon or tongs and place them on serving plates over Greek yogurt. Top with a drizzle of honey for extra sweetness and flavor. And that’s all there is to it – your poached pear recipe will be ready in no time! So why wait? Go ahead and try out this delicious dish today!

On a Nutrisystem weight loss plan? This recipe makes four servings. You can log each serving as half of a SmartCarb, half of a PowerFuel and two Extras in your NuMi app journal.

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 155

On Nutrisystem, Count As: ½ SmartCarb, ½ PowerFuel and 2 Extras


  • 2 pears
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cm fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. honey, divided
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • ¼ tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 (5.3 oz. each) containers nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt


  1. Peel, halve and core each pear.
  2. Combine water, ginger, 2 tablespoons of honey, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg in a medium saucepan. The saucepan should be large enough to hold the pears.
  3. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to a simmer. Add the pears and simmer for 30 minutes, rotating pears halfway through the cooking time, until they are tender.
  4. Place Greek yogurt onto serving plates. Top with pear halves and drizzle with remaining honey.
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