Citrus Pear Pomegranate Compote

Fruit Compote Recipe - Easy Healthy Holiday Dessert Recipe


Citrus Pear Pomegranate Compote Recipe:

The contrast between the green mint sprigs and the red pomegranate seeds make this fruit compote a perfect holiday dessert recipe.

Combine the leftover syrup with sparkling water for a delicious beverage. This is an easy holiday dessert recipe, but it does require you to poach the pears the night before.

Total prep & cook time: 25 min

6 Servings

Nutrition Data Per Serving, 247g: 190 cal, 50g carb, 0g fat, 3mg sodium, 6g fiber, 1g protein, low Saturated Fat & Cholesterol, good source Vit C. Estimated glycemic load 19


  • 6 ripe d'anjou pears
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Juice and zest from 1 lemon
  • 4 clementine oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 1/2 pomegranate, seeded
  • 6 sprigs of fresh mint
  • Six small bowls


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  • 1. Place water, sugar, vanilla bean, lime juice, lemon juice, and lemon zest in a large pot and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar
  • 2. When the water has boiled turn heat to a low simmer
  • 3. Peel, quarter, and core the pears and place them immediately into the water so they don't turn brown
  • 4. Simmer pears for 5 minutes and then remove them with a slotted spoon and place in a large bowl
  • 5. Strain the syrup and pour over the pears
  • 6. Add the vanilla bean
  • 7. Cover and chill overnight in the fridge
  • 8. To assemble the salad arrange 4 pear slices in each bowl
  • 9. Arrange an equal number of Clementine sections around the pears
  • 10. Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds over each salad
  • 11. Pour a small amount of syrup in each bowl
  • 12. Garnish each salad with a mint sprig
  • 13. Serve immediately

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