Rating: 4.36 stars
99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2

An easy fruit dessert made with fall fruit that can be served with a cheese selection.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the sliced pears and pomegranate seeds into a bowl. Toss with lemon juice to coat. Combine the brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a small cup or bowl, then mix into the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to blend the flavors. Serve in individual dishes, and garnish with a sprinkling of chopped almonds and a sprig of mint.

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Nutrition Facts

164 calories; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 38.9g; fat 1.9g; sodium 4.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (102)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2003
This recipe is not only delicious, but also uses my favorite fruit--pomegranate! Accented by good, tart pears and spiced, the pomegranate seeds come to life! Read More
(34)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/14/2005
This is a good dish but very difficult to eat. Pomegranites have very hard seeds inside each little "berry" and although the presentation is beautiful the experience is less than desirable. Read More
(12)
99 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 57
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2003
This recipe is not only delicious, but also uses my favorite fruit--pomegranate! Accented by good, tart pears and spiced, the pomegranate seeds come to life! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/30/2008
This is the kind of recipe I love. Nothing artificial in it. All fresh. Delicious. No, it isn't necessarily quick to fix. Sometimes good food takes a while to prepare. Make sure your spices are not old. Give them the sniff test. If they don't have a strong aroma, toss and buy new. Buy the whole nutmeg pod and grate your own. It is easy to do, and you'll never go back to pre-ground nutmeg again. Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2007
SO good. Easy & much healthier than most desserts. I served this with plain yogurt sweetened with honey--fantastic! Read More
(25)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2006
Yum! It's not easy finding pomegranate recipes that use the arils so I'm really glad to have found this one. The little seeds in the arils are edible. They add a tiny crunch but in my opinion don't detract from the taste. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2010
I made this salad twice once for book club and once for new year's eve. It was a raving success both times. It is very easy to make. It is a nice change of pace. The limited ingredients are great. It's refreshing. We liked it better with toasted pecans instead of almonds. The almonds didn't seem to do anything for the salad but the pecans you could really taste and seemed to enhance it. Remember to toast them first. My husband actually made this dish both times as I was busy making other things so it's easy enough for someone to make who doesn't cook a lot. One warning - if you bring this to a party it may cause a stir if people have never had pomegranate before. Most everyone at my parent's new years party had never had it so my husband ended up demonstrating how to clean a pomegranate and what part to eat. It was pretty funny as he is fairly shy. If you're looking for a refreshing and easy fruit salad recipe you just found it! Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2011
Wonderful! I love this recipe! It is super easy to make and really tasty. I have already made this twice. It also has a beautiful presentation. I don't understand the people who give this bad reviews just because they don't like how crunchy pomegranates are. If you don't like pomegranates don't make this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/01/2006
Wonderful presentation of pomegranate and pears. It is well worth the effort to collect the seeds. I customized the recipe with a little whipped cream topping. Can hardly wait for the pomegranates to be in season again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2011
A quick reminder Pom seeds are easily separated under water. The little gems float & all else sinks. Just scoop off suffice of water w/ slotted spoon Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2008
Very very good. I love pears and marinating them with pomegranates and the spice mix made them even better. Wonderful salad. I might even make it again soon in the next week (I almost never do that!) Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(12)
Rating: 2 stars
12/14/2005
This is a good dish but very difficult to eat. Pomegranites have very hard seeds inside each little "berry" and although the presentation is beautiful the experience is less than desirable. Read More
(12)