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Poached Pears
Prep: 10 min
Cook: 15 min
Servings: 6
Serve these sweet and juicy pears with a dollop of low-fat yoghurt or ice cream.


  • 1 L dark grape juice
  • 6 pears, peeled, cored and quartered


  1. Pour juice into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Lower the heat, add pears and simmer for 10–15 minutes or until just tender. Turn pears over to cover in juice during cooking.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the syrup. Serve warm or cold

Microwave Instructions
Arrange pears in a deep microwave dish, add juice and microwave on HIGH (100%) for 5 minutes.

Turn pears and microwave for 3–5 minutes or until tender. Allow to cool and serve.

Recipe from Healthy Food Fast © State of Western Australia, 2012. Reproduced with permission.


Try substituting apple juice for grape juice and adding 1/4 cup caster sugar.

Serving Suggestion:

Pour over syrup and serve with a dollop of low-fat natural yoghurt or reduced-fat vanilla ice cream.

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Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 588 kJ 228 kJ
141 Cal 54 Cal
Protein 0.6 g 0.2 g
Fat, total 0 g 0 g
— saturated 0 g 0 g
Carbohydrate 34.1 g 13.2 g
— sugars 31.4 g 12.2 g
Sodium 24.4 mg 9.5 mg
Fibre 3 g 1.2 g

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