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Feel-Good Recipes

Poached Pears With Honey Yogurt

Poached Pears With Honey Yogurt

By Dietitian and Nutritionist Alison Bencke

Every Crohn’s diet plan needs healthy desserts, and this recipe is super easy to make. If you can’t find blood oranges, feel free to use regular orange juice.

  • Serves 4
  • 1 tablespoon gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 beurre bosc pears (or other variety), peeled and halved
  • Juice of 3 blood oranges
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

Sprinkle gelatin over the hot water and let it stand for 10 minutes to soften. Mix thoroughly with the yogurt and honey. Refrigerate until thickened (start preparation a few hours before needed). Place prepared pears in a saucepan. Poach in blood orange juice with cinnamon sticks until fruit is soft and glowing pink, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove pears with a slotted spoon and keep warm. Boil the juice to reduce it slightly, then remove cinnamon sticks.

Serve pears with the juice and the honey-thickened yogurt.

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories 270
  • Protein 10 g
  • Fat 3 g
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Fiber 3 g
  • Calcium 233 mg

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Note: these tips should not replace advice from your physician. Always check with your physician before making any changes to your eating habits.