Spiced Poached Pears

To change the flavor of this dish to more of a sweeter, not-so-spicy combination, remove the cloves and peppercorns, and replace them with fresh vanilla beans.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 1 hour 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 pieces fresh gingerroot cut in half
  • 4 whole peppercorns
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 4 Anjou pears

Directions

  • Boil enough water in a medium pan to just cover the pears.
  • Add the cinnamon sticks, ginger, peppercorns, honey, and cloves to the boiling water. Let the spices boil for 3 minutes.
  • Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • While the spices are simmering, peel the pears, leaving the stem on. Core the pears from the bottom.
  • Place the pears in the simmering water. Increase the heat to medium. Cook the pears covered for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the pears from the heat and allow them to cool down for 10 minutes. Serve the pears individually with some of the juices.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • 2 pieces fresh gingerroot cut in half
  • 4 whole peppercorns
  • 2 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 2 whole cloves
  • 4 Anjou pears

Directions

  • Boil enough water in a medium pan to just cover the pears.
  • Add the cinnamon sticks, ginger, peppercorns, honey, and cloves to the boiling water. Let the spices boil for 3 minutes.
  • Cover and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • While the spices are simmering, peel the pears, leaving the stem on. Core the pears from the bottom.
  • Place the pears in the simmering water. Increase the heat to medium. Cook the pears covered for 30 minutes.
  • Remove the pears from the heat and allow them to cool down for 10 minutes. Serve the pears individually with some of the juices.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat0g
Saturated Fat0g
Cholesterol0mg
Sodium5mg
Total Carbohydrate33g
Dietary Fiber6g
Sugars20g
Protein1g