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.

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