Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in the sour cream.


"It is, in my view, the duty of an apple to be crisp and crunchable, but a pear should have such a texture as leads to silent consumption."
-Edward Bunyard, English author

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is so good for you and so easy to make. It is the perfect summer dessert and is terrific for dinner parties.


Poached Pears with Orange Sour Cream

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1 pear

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and will keep well for about a week.

Poached Pears with Orange Sour Cream recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Stevia
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 6 whole cloves
  • 2 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp fresh grated lemon zest
  • 6 cups water
  • 4 medium bosc pears (peeled)
  • 1/2 cup non-fat sour cream
  • 1 tsp fresh grated orange peel
  • 1 Tbsp Splenda or stevia
  • 2 Tbsp Grand Marnier

Combine the Stevia, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves, and lemon zest in a medium sauce pan with the water.

Heat over medium-high heat until the water is shivering.

While the water is heating, cut a thin slice from the bottom of the peeled pear so that it will sit upright.

Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the pears, and poach them for thirty minutes. Let the pears cool in the poaching water and then place in the refrigerator until cold.

While the fruit is cooling mix together the sour cream, orange peel, sugar, and Grand Marnier. Chill.

Serve the pear on a plate sitting upright and place a dollop of orange cream to the side. Garnish with orange slices.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 pear / 2 Tbsp. sauce

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 229 Calories from Fat 2
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 43mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 51g 17%
    Dietary Fiber 6g 25%
    Sugars 34g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 7% Iron 3%
Vitamin K 9 mcg Potassium 271 mg
Magnesium 18 mg