MyPlate Poached Pears with Cinnamon and Vanilla

MyPlate Poached Pears with Cinnamon and Vanilla

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La Cocina Goya

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!

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2 cans (15.25 oz. each)

   GOYA® Pear Halves



piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

¼ cups


4 cups

non-fat frozen yogurt, for serving


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Step 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.

Step 2

Stir in raisins and vanilla; cover pot. Let sit until raisins are plump, about 20 minutes more

Step 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

Tip by La Cocina Goya

Lighten up Desserts

Let’s face it - it wouldn’t be a party without dessert! So swap out some of the usual calorie-laden sweets for lighter desserts made with natural fruit.

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