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For March, I was tasked to make this lovely dessert which doesn’t take much time assuming you have ripe pears–which can be more of a feat than you can imagine! I bought mine a week in advance to ripen. Once ripe–the recipe is very simple and takes less than 20 minutes total to make.

You peel the pears, put them in a saucepan with 1c apple juice or the recipe calls for freshly-squeezed juice. I had regular OJ in my fridge so I used that.

Once that has simmered for 5 minutes, add 1 cup of raspberries and simmer an additional 5 minutes, all the time spooning the mixture over the pears. It is a very fresh-smelling concoction.

The serving recommendation for ultimate healthiness was with plain yogurt, as shown.


This is a dessert I would definitely use at a dinner party. You can’t pre-peel the pears–they’ll brown too quickly. But the peeling took very little time. It is a very tart dessert–the raspberries definitely overpowered the sweetness of the pear. It may have had a slightly different result with apple juice–and I think also pineapple juice would be lovely with this as well.

The yogurt’s creaminess definitely helps off-set the extreme tartness though. I do love sweet-tart combinations–they are among my favorite! So we also tried it with vanilla ice cream, which obviously has much more sugar and fat. I think it may appeal to a broader audience that way. But regardless–try this! It’s worth it–and it’s a welcome addition to my recipe collection!

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One Comment to “Ruly Ruth: Pears with Berries Dessert Review”

  1. avatar Lou says:

    It does sound easy — and elegant!

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