Vanilla Poached Pears with Toasted Pistachio & Provamel Pouring Plant-based Yogurt Alternative

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Quick Dessert Recipes

This brilliant recipe of Vanilla Poached Pears with Toasted Pistachio & Provamel Pouring Plant-based Yogurt Alternative is not only great as a dessert, it is also perfect for breakfast.

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Serves: 4


4 dessert pears (peeled with stalks kept on)
1 vanilla pod
150g golden caster sugar
2 strips of lemon zest
400ml Provamel Vanilla Pouring plant-based yogurt alternative
2 tbsp toasted pistachio nuts (roughly chopped)
Seeds from half a pomegranate


  • Remove the seeds from the vanilla pod by slitting the pod in half and scraping with the tip of a knife.
  • Using a vegetable peeler, remove 2 strips of peel from a lemon, making sure you take none of the white pith.
  • Add the vanilla and lemon to a pan along with the pears and golden caster sugar. Pour over enough boiling water to just about cover the pears. Simmer for 15-20 mins until cooked through but still firm.
  • Pour the Provamel Vanilla Pouring into 4 bowls and top with the pears, leaving behind the poaching liquor. Increase the heat and boil the poaching liquor until it is reduced and syrupy. Spoon over the pears then sprinkle over the pistachios and pomegranate seeds to serve.

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