Recipe by misslisa
"An easy fruit dessert made with fall fruit that can be served with a cheese selection."
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pears - peeled, cored and cut into wedges
pomegranate, skin and light-colored membrane removed
fresh lemon juice
light brown sugar
finely chopped almonds
fresh mint leaves for garnish
This recipe is not only delicious, but also uses my favorite fruit--pomegranate! Accented by good, tart pears and spiced, the pomegranate seeds come to life!
This is a good dish but very difficult to eat. Pomegranites have very hard seeds inside each little "berry" and although the presentation is beautiful the experience is less than desirable.
SO good. Easy & much healthier than most desserts. I served this with plain yogurt sweetened with honey--fantastic!
This is the kind of recipe I love. Nothing artificial in it. All fresh. Delicious. No, it isn't necessarily quick to fix. Sometimes good food takes a while to prepare.
Make sure your spices are not old. Give them the sniff test. If they don't have a strong aroma, toss and buy new. Buy the whole nutmeg pod and grate your own. It is easy to do, and you'll never go back to pre-ground nutmeg again.
I made this salad twice, once for book club and once for new year's eve. It was a raving success both times. It is very easy to make. It is a nice change of pace. The limited ingredients are great. It's refreshing. We liked it better with toasted pecans instead of almonds. The almonds didn't seem to do anything for the salad, but the pecans you could really taste and seemed to enhance it. Remember to toast them first. My husband actually made this dish both times as I was busy making other things, so it's easy enough for someone to make who doesn't cook a lot. One warning - if you bring this to a party it may cause a stir if people have never had pomegranate before. Most everyone at my parent's new years party had never had it, so my husband ended up demonstrating how to clean a pomegranate and what part to eat. It was pretty funny as he is fairly shy. If you're looking for a refreshing and easy fruit salad recipe you just found it!
Yum! It's not easy finding pomegranate recipes that use the arils so I'm really glad to have found this one.
The little seeds in the arils are edible. They add a tiny crunch, but in my opinion don't detract from the taste.
Wonderful! I love this recipe! It is super easy to make and really tasty. I have already made this twice. It also has a beautiful presentation. I don't understand the people who give this bad reviews just because they don't like how crunchy pomegranates are. If you don't like pomegranates, don't make this recipe!
Wonderful presentation of pomegranate and pears. It is well worth the effort to collect the seeds. I customized the recipe with a little whipped cream topping. Can hardly wait for the pomegranates to be in season again!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spiced Pears and Pomegranate
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 17
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