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Poached Pears and Raspberries with Cinnamon and Cardamom

—Taste of Home Cooking School
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 2 sliced peeled fresh pears
  • 1/2 cup frozen sweetened raspberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon flaked coconut, toasted


  • In a medium or large Ziploc® Zip 'n Steam™ Bag, combine pears, raspberries, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and cardamom. Seal bag and shake gently to combine ingredients. Pat ingredients into single layer. Place bag in microwave.
  • Cook on full power for 3-4 minutes or until pears are fork-tender. Allow bag to stand for 1 minute before handling. Carefully open bag and serve. Garnish with coconut.

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