Poached Pears in Purple Grape Juice


By Christine Palumbo


Nutrition per serving: 150 calories, 0 g fat, cholesterol and sodium, 1 g protein, 39 g carbohydrate, 6 g dietary fiber.


Used with permission from Welch’s. Featured in Welch’s Taste the Harvest Guide: Where and How to Eat Fresh, Local and Seasonal. Visit welchs.com/zagat for more recipes.


1½ cups grape juice, such as Welch's 100% Grape Juice made with Concord grapes
2 cinnamon sticks
Rind of orange, 2 strips
4 pears, peeled


In a medium saucepan, bring grape juice, cinnamon and orange rind to a boil.
Peel the pears, leaving the stem.
Place pears standing in saucepan and simmer for 15-20 minutes.
Turn or spoon juice over pears as they simmer.
Remove pears and let cool.
Reduce sauce by boiling down to about 1/3 cup.
Spoon sauce over pears and keep chilled.
Serve pears by themselves or with whipped cream or vanilla pudding.


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