I am a chocolate girl. If dessert doesn’t contain chocolate, well, it’s not dessert, right?
My friend Faye is a very talented pastry chef. One night when she had us over for dinner, we had poached pears for dessert. I must admit I was a little disappointed that the dessert I would be getting from Faye was FRUIT … at first. But then? Then … Faye brought out the poached pears, drizzled in a homemade crème fraîche sauce. Even this chocolate loving fool knew the dessert sitting in front of me was something to be savored and loved!
Poached fruit really is a wonderful treat to satisfy any sweet tooth, plus you’re getting a few nutrients with your dessert! Some poached fruits are delicious all on their own, while others take an otherwise simple or boring dessert to a whole new level of deliciousness. These 11 poached fruit recipes are sure to satisfy, no matter your dessert mood may be!
Fruit for Dessert! 1 of 12
Let these 11 recipes fulfill all your poached fruit dessert needs! (If you don't think you have those needs, you're wrong. You do.)
Pomegranate-Poached Figs 2 of 12
These scrumptious figs are poached in pomegranate juice, creating a wonderful topping for ice cream that you won't be able to resist!
Tangy Cheesecake Tart with Lime-Poached Pears 3 of 12
This lemony cheesecake with a really special homemade crust is made even more delicious when topped with pears that have been poached in lime. So many flavors, so little time!
Peach Melba French Toast 4 of 12
Poached pears for breakfast? Yes, please!
Graham Cracker Guavas and Cream 5 of 12
You just might find yourself addicted to guavas after this dessert!
Cornmeal Cake with Vanilla Poached Clementines 6 of 12
This wonderfully citrusy dessert is filled with all kinds of flavor, including vanilla poached clementines with a hint of balsamic vinegar.
Photo source: Brooklyn Supper
Chocolate Mousse Poached Pear Tart 7 of 12
This dessert offers the best of both worlds — chocolate and poached pears!
Photo source: Savory Simple
Perfect Poached Pears 8 of 12
Poached pears was where it all began with me and my love for poached fruits. This recipe will help you make this perfect poached dessert every time.
Photo source: Apron Strings
Moscato, Honey & Vanilla Poached Apricots 9 of 12
These will be the most delicious apricots you ever eat, drenched in moscato wine, honey and vanilla.
Photo source: Busy in Brooklyn
Wine Poached Pear and Almond Rugelach 10 of 12
This recipe wraps the warm delicious flavors of poached pears into an easy to eat rugelach.
Photo source: The Little Ferraro Kitchen
Red Wine Poached Pears 11 of 12
Like your pears boozy? These red wine poached pears are for you!
Photo source: Dieters Downfall
Dried Fruit Compote 12 of 12
This recipe actually poaches dried fruits, for a unique and delicious dessert.
Photo source: Pint Sized Baker