Poached Pears

Baby Kato


Can you smell it. It's vanilla and pear working their magic. We loved this simple recipe, they were great served warm or cold.

I'm a purist but my husband likes his poached pears with vanilla bean ice cream drizzled in dark chocolate sauce. You won't be sorry that you tried the pears they are great served either way.


★★★★☆ 1 vote

10 Min
25 Min
Stove Top


  • 4 large
    pears, bosc, anjou,
  • 1/8 c
    lemon juice
  • 6 c
  • 2 c
    sugar, white
  • 1 pinch
    fresh ground cinnamon
  • 1
    vanilla bean pod, split lengthwise, seeded and scraped,

How to Make Poached Pears


  1. Peel the pears and leave the stem intact.

    Slice off the bottom 1/8 inch of each pear.

    Sprinkle each pear with lemon juice to keep pear from browning and set aside until needed.
  2. Combine the water, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla bean seeds and pod in a medium pan and bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring until sugar is completely dissolved.
  3. Reduce the heat to keep the poaching liquid at a bare simmer, then add the pears and simmer until tender. (10 - 20 minutes) Cook to your personal preference.
  4. Turn occasionally to ensure even cooking.

    Serve with poaching liquid if desired.
  5. Enjoy!

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About Poached Pears

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: French
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Vegan
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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