Red-Wine Poached Pears with Vanilla Cream and Toasted Walnuts

Bartlett and Anjou pears hold up better than most varieties to extended cooking time, but you could also try Bosc.

Red-Wine Poached Pears with Vanilla Cream and Toasted Walnuts

Poached pear crumble with chocolate, vanilla cream and toasted walnuts- a sensational dessert
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dessert, Formal Dinner Party, fruity, Paleo, pears, poached pears, Red Wine, Walnuts
Servings: 4
Calories: 210kcal


  • 1 Bottle dry red wine (750 ml)
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Orange juice
  • 1 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp. Whole cloves
  • 4 Pears, such as Bartlett or Anjou, peeled
  • ¼ cup Lowfat vanilla yogurt
  • ¼ cup Lowfat sour cream
  • 1 tbsp. Brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Chopped walnuts, toasted, divided
  • Fresh mint


  • Heat wine, sugar, orange juice, cinnamon stick, and cloves in a saucepan over medium until sugar has dissolved, 3–5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add pears and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until pears are tender (11/2 hours), turning occasionally. Keep warm until ready to serve.
  • Whisk yogurt, sour cream, and brown sugar together in a small bowl. Serve each pear with vanilla cream, walnuts, and mint.


Per serving, Calories: 210

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories210
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 8g 13%
    • Saturated Fat 2g 10%
  • Cholesterol 10mg 4%
  • Sodium 18mg 1%
  • Total Carbohydrate 35g 12%
    • Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
  • Protein 3g 6%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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    Written by Lisa Yarde

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