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Real Healthy Poached Pears

Prep time 20 min
Cook time 30 min
Total time 50 min

Prep time 20 min
Cook time 30 min
Total time 50 min


I have a history of being an extremist. 

From hardcore workout plans to starvation diets, biting off more than I can chew only to quit from exhaustion a week later.

This past year I’ve been trying out the philosophy of slow and steady. Maybe it was because I turned 30, or maybe it simply sunk in that my extreme plans never produced lasting results.

Sticking with the Real Healthy Recipe Eating Guidelines and choosing healthy sweets like these amazing poached pears has produced real, lasting results.

If you’ve never made poached pears, don’t be intimidated. The recipe is quite simple, and produces a delicately sweet and delicious treat. Using fresh squeezed oranges instead of sugar, this recipe cuts back on calories and guilt.

Serves 4

4 cups Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice

4 cups water

2 inches Ginger Root, peeled

6 Whole Cloves

1 Cinnamon Stick

Zest from 1 orange

6-8 Ripe Pears


Place all ingredients, except pears in a large saucepan over low heat.


Wash, peel and core the pears. Use a small melon baller to scoop out the core from the bottom of the pear.


Place all the pears in the saucepan, making sure that all the pears are fully covered with liquid.


Bring the pot to a simmer for 30 minutes. When the pears are soft, but not mushy, remove from liquid.


Calories: 172
Fat: 0g
Carbohydrates: 45g
Sodium: 4mg
Fiber: 8g
Protein: 2g
Sugar: —

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