No Added Sugar Poached Pear Sundae

I ran across this recipe this week as I was looking for a delicious alternative to my sweet tooth in the new year.  I am looking to give up added sugar so I made this pear sundae editing it just a tad from its original version seen here:(

Makes 1 serving

Poaching is a gentle cooking method that enhances the flavor of fruit. Simply put you slow simmer the pear over low heat.  This dessert was not only sweet but it had more than 20% of your daily fiber, contained as much protein as two ounces of meat, and had zero saturated fat.


1 Bosc pear, poached 

½ cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt

1/2 tsp stevia 

½ tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tbsp low-fat caramel sauce


To poach the pear, peel it, cut it in half, and core it. In a medium saucepan, heat about 1 cup water until warm. Add the pear halves and make sure they’re just covered by the water. Simmer them until they’re cooked through, about 15–20 minutes. When the pear is soft, remove the pan from the heat.

In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, stevia, and vanilla. To serve, place warm poached pear halves on a plate and top with the yogurt mixture and warm caramel sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 254 calories, 1g fat, 47g carbs, 13g protein

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