Cooking and Meal Prep Recipes No Sugar-Added Pressure Cooker Poached Pears By Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is an author, registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer, and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc. Learn about our editorial process Updated on March 10, 2022 Reviewed Verywell Fit articles are reviewed by nutrition and exercise professionals. Reviewers confirm the content is thorough and accurate, reflecting the latest evidence-based research. Content is reviewed before publication and upon substantial updates. Learn more. by Kristy Del Coro, MS, RDN, LDN Reviewed by Kristy Del Coro, MS, RDN, LDN LinkedIn Twitter Kristy is a licensed registered dietitian nutritionist and trained culinary professional. She has worked in a variety of settings, including MSKCC and Rouge Tomate. Learn about our Review Board Print Dana Angelo White (11 ratings) Total Time: 35 min Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 25 min Servings: 4 (1 pear each) Nutrition Highlights (per serving) 156 calories 0g fat 41g carbs 1g protein Show Nutrition Label Hide Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings: 4 (1 pear each) Amount per serving Calories 156 % Daily Value* Total Fat 0g 0% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Cholesterol 0mg 0% Sodium 7mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 41g 15% Dietary Fiber 6g 21% Total Sugars 30g Includes 0g Added Sugars 0% Protein 1g Vitamin D 0mcg 0% Calcium 29mg 2% Iron 1mg 6% Potassium 311mg 7% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice. Enjoy a dessert with absolutely no added sugar, right out of the pressure cooker. These succulent pears are one of the most elegant, healthy, and simple desserts you can make. The power of the pressure cooker speeds up the cooking process. The device also helps retain nutrients that pears and grapes are famous for, including fiber and cell-protecting antioxidants—great for fighting inflammation and overall health. Ingredients 3 cups 100% white grape juice 3 1/2 cups water 1 lemon, juiced 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise 4 pears Preparation Add grape juice, water, lemon juice, cinnamon stick, and star anise to the pot of the pressure cooker. Peel the pears (leaving the stems on) and immediately place into the liquid. If there’s not enough liquid to cover the pears, add more water. Lock the lid in place and set to HIGH pressure for 8 minutes. Allow for natural pressure release (this will take about 10 minutes). Carefully remove pears using tongs and serve warm or chilled. Ingredient Variations and Substitutions If desired, you can also make a sauce for the pears with the poaching liquid. Once the pears have been cooked and removed, use the sauté function or transfer to a pot on the stove to boil down the remaining liquid until thickened. Cooking and Serving Tips You can serve these pears slightly warm or chilled.They can be easily eaten with a spoon or mashed into a cinnamon-infused treat for little ones. Rate this Recipe You've already rated this recipe. Thanks for your rating! 1 Source Verywell Fit uses only high-quality sources, including peer-reviewed studies, to support the facts within our articles. Read our editorial process to learn more about how we fact-check and keep our content accurate, reliable, and trustworthy. Reiland H, Slavin J. Systematic review of pears and health. Nutr Today. 2015;50(6):301-305. doi:10.1097/NT.0000000000000112 By Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is an author, registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer, and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? Other Helpful Report an Error Submit Advertiser Disclosure × The offers that appear in this table are from companies that partner with and compensate Verywell Fit for displaying their offer. These partnerships do not impact our editorial choices or otherwise influence our editorial content.