Poached Pears with Cinnamon and Vanilla | GOYA

Desserts & Drinks

Poached Pears with Cinnamon and Vanilla

A sweet, decadent treat that is surprisingly light and easy to prepare. Here, sweet GOYA® Pear Halves are infused with the bold flavors of cinnamon, fresh ginger, cloves and a hint of vanilla. Serve with non-fat frozen yogurt and raisins, and watch your whole family indulge in this delicious, guilt-free dessert!

Serves 8

Prep time: 5 min.

Total time: 40 min.


2 can (15.25 oz. each) GOYA® Pear Halves

2 GOYA® Cinnamon Sticks

¼” piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

5 GOYA® Whole Cloves

¼ cups raisins

2 tsp. GOYA® Vanilla Extract

4 cups non-fat frozen yogurt, for serving


1. Add contents of cans of pear halves to medium saucepot over medium-high heat. Add cinnamon, ginger and cloves; bring liquid to simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until spices are fragrant and flavors begin to seep into pears, about 15 minutes. Turn off heat.
2. Stir in raisins and vanilla; cover pot. Let sit until raisins are plump, about 20 minutes more
3. To serve, transfer one pear half and 1 tbsp. raisins to serving dish. Top fruit with 1 tbsp. spiced syrup. Serve with frozen yogurt, if desired.
Serving: 1 pear half, 1 tbsp. raisins, 1 tbsp. syrup and ½ cup frozen yogurt

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