Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  165
  • Protein  0 g
  • Carbohydrates  30 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  11 mg
  • Sodium  31 mg
  • Potassium  131 mg
  • Phosphorus  13 mg
  • Calcium  21 mg
  • Fiber  2.4 g

Poached Pears

Ready to transformplain pears into a tasty dessert? DaVita renal dietitian, Geri from Washington will show you how to make delicious foods for the kidney diet with her kidney-friendly recipe for Poached Pears.

Diet types:

  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Diabetes

Recipe submitted by DaVita renal dietitian Geri from Washington.

Portions: 4     Serving size: 1/2 pear


    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 2 ’Anjou pears
    • 4 teaspoons butter
    • 2 cups cranberry juice


    1. Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.
    2. Cut pears in half and using a spoon scoop out seeds and stem.
    3. Make a thin slice across round part of pear, so that it lays flat in baking dish.
    4. Place pears skin side down in a baking dish and sprinkle tops with cinnamon and sugar mix.
    5. Place 1 teaspoon butter in the seed hole of each pear. 
    6. Pour juice in bottom of pan.
    7. Cover with foil and bake at 350° F approximately 30 minutes or until pear is soft when poked with fork.

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • If your baking dish is shallow you may need less juice. The juice should only come halfway up the side of the pears.
  • Pour juice over pears before serving if desired. 
  • For people with diabetes use low calorie cranberry juice and subar substitute instead of sugar.

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Poached Pears

Teechie says:


This recipe seems as if it will be easy and delicious. I will have to try it

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