Earlier this week I arrived to an acupuncture session with a nagging, dry cough. It ended up being the onset of the flu, but at the time, I didn’t know it. My acupunturist suggested a few remedies, including poached pears, which in Chinese Medicine, nourish the lungs. Something about poached pears sounded so good to me, but I knew most recipes use sugar, honey, wine or some combination of the three. I wanted my poached pears recipe to be free of added sugar.
For this poached pears recipe I used D’Anjou pears. It’s important that the pears are ripe, but firm. Once the pears poach, you can drink the poaching water, which is also a treat. I topped my poached pears with dairy-free coconut yogurt. You could also drizzle some almond butter on top and sprinkle with granola.
This recipe makes a delicious and festive healthy dessert or snack.