Like HowStuffWorks on Facebook!

Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis


Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis

Poached Pears with Raspberry Coulis

Chill Time 45 minutes

Bake Time 25 minutes

Prep Time 12 minutes

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

2 firm ripe pears, such as Bosc or Anjou, peeled, halved and cored
1 cup unsweetened white grape juice or sweet wine, such as Rhine or Riesling
1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed
1 packet aspartame artificial sweetener or equivalent of 2 teaspoons sugar

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. To poach pears, place pears, cut sides down, in shallow ovenproof baking dish large enough to hold pears in one layer. Pour grape juice over pears. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until pears are tender when pierced with sharp knife, basting with juices in dish every 10 minutes.
  2. Let pears stand in juices until cooled to room temperature, occasionally spooning juices over pears. (Pears may be served at room temperature or covered and chilled up to 3 hours before serving.)
  3. To prepare coulis, purée thawed raspberries with their juices in food processor or blender. Strain out and discard seeds, pushing firmly on solids to extract juices. Stir in sweetener. Arrange pears on serving plates; top with coulis. Or, spoon coulis onto serving plates and top with pears.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 pear half with about 1/2 cup coulis
Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrate 28 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Total Fat <1 g
Calories from Fat 2 %
Calories 119
Protein 1 g
Sodium <1 mg

Dietary Exchange

Fruit 2

Check out more recipes for French