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


  • 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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