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These Maple Poached Pears on a Bed of Vanilla Yogurt are so comforting on a cold day. I served them at the Bed and Breakfast we had often, and were always gone in a flash! They are easy to make and so delicious. The maple flavor in the poaching water infuses into the pears as they simmer and become tender. They are perfect as an accompaniment to any breakfast dish, and as an easy dessert. Enjoy!

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: 2


  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. maple extract
  • 1 firm, Bosc pear
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla yogurt
  • mint leaves and fresh raspberries for garnish


  1. In a medium sauce pan, bring water, maple syrup, and maple extract to a simmer. Peel pear, slice in half lengthwise from top to bottom and remove core. Place pears in water mixture and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes for very firm pears, less for more ripe pears, until pears are tender, but not mushy. Place a tablespoon of yogurt on the center of 2 small plates and top with pear half, cut side down. Garnish with a mint leaf and Raspberry at the top.

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