Poached Pears

Poached Pears


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Here is a dessert that is light and yet still so sweet. Try these poached pears that are fall off the core great!

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 35 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

8 servings


  • Zest of 1 lemon, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 cups apple cider
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 Bosc pears (with stems), peeled and cored from bottom
  • Lemon sorbet, for serving

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Combine lemon zest, cinnamon stick, allspice, ground pepper, apple cider, and water in a large bowl.
Add pears and cover with waxed paper to prevent discoloring. Bring to a simmer. Cook, turning pears occasionally for about 20 minutes. Remove pears from liquid and move to large bowl.
Raise heat to high and boil cider the mixture for about 15 minutes. Pour syrup over pears then refrigerate for minutes. Then serve.

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