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Poached Pears
  • 2 pears, peeled, quartered and cored
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon rind
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cinnamon sticks, broken (or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon)
  • 200g carton reduced-fat natural yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons toasted flaked almonds
  1. Place water, sugar, lemon rind and juice and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan, and stir over a medium heat until the sugar dissolves
  2. Bring to a boil and add pears. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, covered for 5 minutes or until pears are just tender.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to stand, covered for 10 minutes.
  4. Toast almonds in the oven for 2 minutes.
  5. To serve, use slotted spoon to remove pear from syrup and divide among serving dishes.
  6. Top with some syrup, yoghurt and flaked almonds.


  • Gradually add 2 ½ cups warm low-fat milk, ½ half cup at time, stirring between each addition until all liquid is absorbed and all milk added—this should take approximately thirty minutes.
  • Add 2 tablespoons chopped dark chocolate and 1 tablespoon caster sugar and stir until combined.

Storage Suggestions

Can be stored for up to 7 days in refrigerator. May be frozen for up to 3 months.

Equipment List

  • Chopping board
  • Large knife
  • Saucepan with lid
  • Slotted spoon

Nutrition Information

593g Quantity per serving Quantity per 100g
Energy 1572kJ 265kJ
Protein 9.1g 1.5g
Fat, total 9.2g 1.6g
— Saturated 1.5g 0.3g
Carbohydrate 53.7g 9.1g
— Sugars 53.2g 9.0g
Fibre 10.3g 1.8g
Sodium 80mg 13.4mg