No Sugar Added Pressure Cooker Poached Pears

Pressure Cooker Poached Pears
Dana Angelo White

Nutrition Highlights (per serving)

Calories 156
Fat 0g
Carbs 41g
Protein 1g
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Total Time 35 min
Prep 10 min, Cook 25 min
Servings 4 (1 pear each)

Enjoy a dessert with absolutely no added sugar, right out of the pressure cooker. These succulent pears are one of the most elegant, healthy, and simple desserts you can make. The speed and power of the pressure cooker speed up the cooking process. The device also helps retain nutrients that pears and grapes are famous for, including fiber and cell-protecting antioxidants—great for fighting inflammation and overall health.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups 100% white grape juice
  • 3½ cups water
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 pears

Preparation

  1. Add grape juice, water, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, and star anise to the pot of the pressure cooker.
  2. Peel the pears (leaving the stems on) and immediately place into the liquid. If there’s not enough liquid to cover the pears, add more water.
  3. Lock the lid in place and set to HIGH pressure for 8 minutes. Allow for natural pressure release (this will take about 10 minutes).
  4. Carefully remove pears using tongs and serve warm or chilled.

    Ingredient Variations and Substitutions

    If desired, you can also make a sauce for the pears with the poaching liquid. Once the pears have been cooked and removed, use the sauté function to boil down the remaining liquid until thickened.

    Cooking and Serving Tips

    Serve these pears slightly warm or chilled. They can be easily eaten with a spoon or mashed into a cinnamon infused treat for little ones.

    Nutrition Facts
    Servings: 4 (1 pear each)
    Amount per serving  
    Calories 156
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Cholesterol 0mg 0%
    Sodium 7mg 0%
    Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
    Total Sugars 30g  
    Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
    Protein 1g  
    Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
    Calcium 29mg 2%
    Iron 1mg 6%
    Potassium 311mg 7%
    *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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