Light Summer Dessert with Poached Pears

Cinnamon Poached Pears with Vanilla Mascarpone

Cinnamon Poached Pears with Vanilla Mascarpone

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  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4


Super easy and light dessert with poached pears topped with vanilla mascarpone and pinch of cinnamon. Served with fresh mint!


  • 2 pears
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1/2 lemon, thinly sliced
  • 4 Tbsp mascarpone
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ground cinnamon, optional to garnish
  • fresh mint leaves, optional to garnish


  1. Halve and core the pears, leaving stem end intact.
  2. In a medium sized pot place pears, lemon slices and cinnamon stick . Add water to slightly cover the pears - just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Cover and simmer on low until the pears are tender.
  3. Remove pears from the pan and let cool down a little bit. Meanwhile, combine together the mascarpone and vanilla extract.
  4. Serve pear halves in dessert dishes and top with vanilla mascarpone. Garnish with ground cinnamon and/or fresh mint leaves! Enjoy!


  • Calories90
  • Fat2.2g
  • Saturates1.3g
  • Protein2.1g
  • Carbs16.5g
  • Sugars10.4g
  • Salt14mg