Poached Pears in Pomegranate Sauce with Mascarpone Recipe

Poached Pears in Pomegranate Sauce with Mascarpone Recipe

  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Ready In: 20 mins
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins

This recipe combines a simple blend of fruit flavors that’s easy to make. Another hit from Cookus Interruptus

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 137
  • Fat: 1g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 65mg
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Sugar: 22g


  1. ½ cup pomegranate juice
    2 tablespoons mirin
    2 tablespoons unrefined cane sugar
    2 bosc pears
    2 tablespoons water
    1 teaspoon kuzu or arrowroot

    ½ cup mascarpone
    2 tablespoons sour cream
    1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
    ½ teaspoon vanilla


    1. Combine juice, mirin and sugar in a 2-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer.
    2. Stir constantly, until crystals dissolve completely, about 2 minutes.
    3. Halve and core the pears.
    4. Add fruit to pan, face down, turn heat to a very low simmer, cover and poach until tender, about 10 minutes.
    5. Using a slotted spoon, remove fruit from pan, set aside. Keep the poaching liquid in the pan.
    6. Combine starch with water in a small bowl.
    7. Bring poaching liquid to a simmer.
    8. Stir starch mixture into poaching liquid, stirring constantly. As soon as mixture thickens and clears, remove from heat.
    9. Mix together mascarpone, sour cream, sweetener and vanilla in a small bowl.
    10. To serve, place some sauce and ½ pear on a small plate or in a bowl and put a dollop of mascarpone cream in the hollow of each pear.

Cynthia Lair

Cynthia is an Assistant Professor and Culinary Curriculum Director at Bastyr University. She is also the host of the online cooking show Cookus Interruptus featuring over 170 recipes and the author of Feeding the Whole Family and the new Feeding the Young Athlete. Watch her TEDx talk How to Cut an Onion!

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