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Maple-Poached Pears

Maple-Poached Pears
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Yield: Serves 12

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  • 6 large pears
  • 2 quarts boiling water
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 12 ounces French vanilla yogurt
  • 12 sprigs mint
  • nutmeg for garnish


Peel and core the pears and cut them in half. Combine the boiling water and the syrup and poach the pears 20 minutes in the mixture. Remove the pears from the water and drain them. To serve, spoon some of the yogurt onto each of 12 glass plates. Place one pear half, cut side down, on each plate and garnish with a sprig of mint and dust with a little nutmeg.
Updated Sunday, April 21st, 2002

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