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Poached Asian Pears in Raspberry Sauce – TypeFree Diabetes

Poached Asian Pears in Raspberry Sauce

Preparation Time: 35 minutes

Number of Servings: 4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables Per Person: 1


  • 4 Asian pears
  • 1 cup, apple juice
  • 1 cup, dry white wine
  • 1/2 cup, water strips of lemon or orange peel


  1. Core Asian pears if desired, or leave stem and core intact.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the apple juice, wine, water, and lemon or orange peel.
  3. Place pears in liquid.
  4. Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
  5. Simmer, partially covered, 20 minutes, spooning liquid over pears frequently during
    cooking. (Pears will still be firm after cooking.)
  6. Chill pears in liquid.
  7. Meanwhile, prepare Raspberry Sauce: In a blender or food processor bowl, place berries.
  8. Cover and process till smooth.
  9. Add sugar; process again.
  10. If desired, strain sauce to remove seeds.
  11. Cover and chill sauce till needed.

To serve, spoon some of the Raspberry Sauce onto 4 dessert plates; place a pear
in center of sauce in each plate. Pass any remaining sauce to spoon over pears.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/4 recipe

Amount Per Serving

Calories 160

Calories from Fat 0 % Daily Value (DV)*

Total Fat 0g 0%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 10mg 0%

Total Carbohydrate 31g 10%

Dietary Fiber 2g 8%

Sugars 14g

Protein 2g

Vitamin A 0%

Vitamin C 30%

Calcium 2%

Iron 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Diabetic Exchange**

Fruit: 2

Vegetables: 0

Meat: 0

Milk: 0

Fat: 1

Carbs: 0

Other: 0

** Diabetic exchanges are calculated based on the American Diabetes Association
Exchange System. This site rounds exchanges up or down to equal whole numbers. Therefore,
partial exchanges are not included.

Source: 5 A Day for Better Health: cdc.gov


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