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Pears with Pistachio Cream and Cacao

I often get asked where my inspiration for raw food recipes comes from. This raw food dessert is based on a dish that I had years ago. It was a pear that was poached in red wine and topped with whipping cream and pistachos. I never forgot that dessert. Recreating it in raw food form wasn’t difficult and the results are sublime!



Make sure you have fresh ripe pears and the rest is easy. You are going to love the pistachio element.


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  1. ladyherb wrote on February 13, 2011

    Looks delicious!

  2. Lucy B wrote on February 12, 2011


  3. Chris wrote on February 12, 2011

    Since the original was poached do you think putting the pears in the EX (dehydrator) for a few hours to soften would work? Did you by any chance try that and it didn’t work? (cuz I am sure you probably thought of it)

    • Susan wrote on February 12, 2011

      Oh my gosh, no! If you get ripe pears, they are delicious as they are. I wouldn’t do anything different to them. I think it would actually take away from the recipe.

  4. Margaret Meyer wrote on February 12, 2011

    OH MY!!

  5. Elizabeth wrote on February 12, 2011

    Beautiful–looks like a party in my mouth is about to happen. I will make mine with carob–we don’t do raw chocolate.
    Thanks so much for another excellent and beautiful recipe!
    Peace & Raw Health,

  6. Anna wrote on February 11, 2011

    Elena, I am confused. Don’t you have a whole video on your site about how you love tropical traditions coconut oil?

  7. Elena wrote on February 11, 2011

    It looks super delicious. Now if you can come up with an alternative to 1/2 cup of coconut oil I would be all over it 🙂

  8. Aimee wrote on February 11, 2011

    This looks RAWMAZING!!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe wrote on February 11, 2011

    My eyes nearly jumped out of my head when I saw this! Red pears and pistachio are two of my favorite flavors and they sound wonderful together. This is so elegant and simple. You could serve this to anyone and they wouldn’t be thinking about the fact that it’s raw, only that it’s gorgeous!


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