Poached Pear Halves with Red Wine Sauce

By ADW|2017-09-18T13:57:45-04:00Updated: September 18th, 2017|Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments


  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 whole nutmeg
  • 6 pears, peeled, cored, cut into halves
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup Equal® Spoonful™
  • Mint sprigs


  1. Heat wine, apple juice, cinnamon sticks and nutmeg to simmering in large skillet. Add pear halves with cut sides down. Simmer, covered, until pears are tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Carefully remove pears to serving dishes; discard spices.
  3. Heat wine mixture to boiling.
  4. Mix cornstarch and cold water; stir into boiling mixture. Boil, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  5. Remove from heat; let stand 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in Equal®Spoonful™.
  6. Spoon sauce around pears. Garnish with mint sprigs.

Food Exchanges: 2 1/2 Fruit.

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Makes 6 Servings
Calories: 150
Saturated Fat: 0g
Protein: <1g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Carbohydrates: 35g
Fiber: 4g
Total Fat: <1g
Sodium: 6mg

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

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ADW Diabetes is a diabetic supply mail order company that is dedicated to keeping diabetes management affordable. ADW takes a leading role in offering free diabetic education through Destination Diabetes, an informational component of the ADW website featuring tips and advice from diabetes and nutrition experts, diabetic recipes and more.

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