Spiced Pears and Pomegranate

An easy fruit dessert made with fall fruit that can be served with a cheese selection.


    • 3 pears - peeled, cored and cut into wedges
    • 1 pomegranate, skin and light-colored membrane removed
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
    • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons finely chopped almonds (Optional)
    • 4 sprigs fresh mint leaves for garnish (Optional)


  1. Place the sliced pears and pomegranate seeds into a bowl. Toss with lemon juice to coat. Combine the brown sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a small cup or bowl, then mix into the fruit. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to blend the flavors. Serve in individual dishes, and garnish with a sprinkling of chopped almonds and a sprig of mint.

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