Red wine poached pears with yogurt and pumpkin seeds

Today just a quick recipe, that can work as a dessert, breakfast or afternoon snack: yogurt with red wine poached pears and pumpkin seeds.


I made it a couple of weeks ago with a pear that was past its primes, some leftover wine and warming spices like cinnamon and pepper. It turned out comforting but not too sweet. Perfect for ending a meal or having breakfast on (don’t worry: wine evaporates so that the pears are not alcoholic).

Poached pears with yogurt and

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 2 Servings


  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 pear
  • 1/2 cup wine
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 2 cloves
  • 3 grains black peppers


  1. In a small pot bring the wine with the spices and tho honey to a boil and add the diced pear.
  2. Simmer until the wine is mostly evaporated and has reduced down to a slightly sticky syrup.
  3. Divide the yogurt between two cups and layer it with the pear for sweetness and the pumpkin seeds for some crunch.


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2 Responses to Red wine poached pears with yogurt and pumpkin seeds

  1. Love the yogurt treats. The poached pears and pumpkin seeds are great additions.

  2. Love these yogurty recipes you have been posting lately, right up my alley!

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