Phyllis Kahn, a nurse practitioner and creator of the Gourmet Weigh, shows you how to make a poached pear dessert.
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Poached Pear Dessert Recipe On behalf of tvlesson.com, I’m Phyllis Kahn with The Gourmet Weigh. In this clip, I’m going to show you how to make a Poached Pear dessert. After you cut a pear, a red pear preferably in eights, just layer the quarters or the eight pieces into a pan, sauté pan. Put the pan onto a medium heat. Pour in a cup of 50% orange juice, that’s about a cup right there. 50% less sugar orange juice, you put in one splendor (02:54), about a tablespoon or half a tablespoon depending on how much cinnamon you like of cinnamon. And actually bring that to a boil, when it comes to a boil, then you put it a cover on top of it and you let the liquid reduce by half. It’ll look like a syrup that’s when you know it’s done. The next thing you also want to add is about a half teaspoon of vanilla. Use the vanilla extract that isn’t the natural one. Use the imitation. It doesn’t have alcohol so it has less calories. Let it come to a boil and then cover it. Then you can reduce the heat to a simmer until it reduces by half and looks like a syrup. Okay, now we’re ready to build our poached pear dessert. I bought a 100% calories short cake which I cut into fours so that it will give you 25 calories that you just sprinkle into the bowl like that so the bottom is nice and spongy. Then we take our little diced pieces of poached pear. Generally, I do two slices out of the eight per dessert. Okay, and then we take a table spoon of no sugar fat free vanilla a yogurt. We take twenty little mini chocolate semi sweet morsels. Those are about one calorie a piece. We take a creme brulee faked flavored little mini rice cake. You can buy caramel, apple, whatever flavor like, chocolate, and we’ll sprinkle that on top for a little crunch. A little chopped up mint for a little spice and then we add a tiny little dollop of fat free sugar free whipped cream and one mint leaf for decoration, couple more little chocolate chips for décor. And there you have it, a 75calorie Poached Pear Dessert that’s orange scented with cinnamon and mint. It’s soft, it’s crunchy, it’s palette pleasing. On behalf of tvlesson.com, this has been Phyllis Kahn. Thank you for watching.
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