Monthly Archives: May 2012

Spiced Poached Pears

These spiced poached pears are so simple and are packed with flavour.  They can be dressed up for a fancy dinner or served simply with a good vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce for a mid week treat.
 Spiced Poached Pears

Spiced Poached Pears

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Spiced Poached Pears

A quick and easy low fat dessert using fresh pears.


  • 4 ripe but firm pears
  • 1 litre water
  • 265g sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 tsps whole cloves
  • Half a lemon
  • 1 split vanilla pod
  • 8 fresh ginger slices


  1. Thinly peel all the pears, trying to keep as much of the shape as possible.
  2. Add the water, sugar, cinnamon stick, cloves, lemon, vanilla pod and ginger slices to a pan and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add the pears to the pan and poach gently for approximately 15 - 20 minutes or until the pears are cooked through.
  4. Remove from the heat and let the pears cool whilst sitting in the liquid.
  5. Drain the pears and serve with caramel sauce or a good vanilla ice cream.

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