Autumn Poached Pears

Beautiful autumn colors and flavors combine to make this festive topping for vanilla ice cream, custard, pudding. Or eat the pears on their own. So easy and quick to prepare in the microwave!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ¼ cup brown sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 2 large Bosc pears, quartered and sliced 1/4-inch thick

  • 2 tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries

  • 2 tablespoons pepitas (shelled green pumpkin seeds)

  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts


  1. Melt butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir in brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Arrange pear slices on a microwave-safe baking dish. Pour butter mixture over pears, cover, and microwave until tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in cranberries, pepitas, and walnuts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

112 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 112
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 23mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 12%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 99mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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