Diabetic-Friendly Perfectly Poached Pears Recipe

Want to impress your guests at your next dinner party? Make them all a delicious poached pear with this super easy recipe! Simmer the pears in fruit juice, cinnamon and nutmeg to infuse them with more delicious flavors and garnish with raspberries and orange zest to make a sophisticated and tasty diabetic-friendly dessert.

Diabetic-Friendly Perfectly Poached Pears Recipe

How To Make Diabetic-Friendly Perfectly Poached Pears

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 55 mins


  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 green pears, of your choice, whole, preferably anjou, bosc, or bartlett
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 pods star anise


  1. Peel pears, leaving the stems, then remove the core from the bottom of each pear.

  2. Place pears in a saucepan then set over medium heat.

  3. Add orange juice, apple juice, cinnamon sticks, and star anise.

  4. Simmer pears for 30 minutes, turning frequently. Do not bring the liquid to a boil.

  5. Once poached, drain the pears and set them aside.

  6. Bring remaining poaching liquid to a boil and reduce for roughly 10 minutes until syrupy.

  7. Set aside the syrup and allow to cool down completely, including the poached pears.

  8. To serve, place poached pears onto a serving plate, then drizzle roughly ¼ cup of the poaching liquid. Serve immediately.


  • Sugar: 25g
  • :
  • Calcium: 51mg
  • Calories: 161kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 384mg
  • Protein: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Vitamin A: 200IU
  • Vitamin C: 53mg
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