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Poached Pears

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Poached Pears

Poached Pears

Jessica Braider
The pears are divine served with vanilla ice cream or chopped and stirred into Greek yogurt. (Thanks to Scrambler Ann Shioji for the recipe.)
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 - 2 whole cloves or use 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 2 Bosc pears or any firm variety, peeled and quartered
  • 1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar or other sweet vinegar


  • In a small to medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of water, the sugar, and the cloves and bring it to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the pears and vinegar to the liquid (it doesn’t have to be boiling yet), trying to immerse them as much as possible, and simmer for 10 – 15 minutes until they cut easily with a spoon.
  • Remove the pears from the pan and continue to simmer the liquid for 10 more minutes to turn it into a syrup. Serve the pears immediately with some or all of the syrup poured over them, or store them in the sauce for up to 3 days.


Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 173, Total Fat: 0g, 0%; Saturated Fat: 0g, 0%; Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%; Sodium: 14mg, 0.5%; Total Carbohydrate: 45g, 15%; Dietary Fiber: 4g, 14.5%; Sugar: 38g; Protein: 1g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Breakfast/Brunch, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Dessert, Fall, Gluten-Free, Holidays/Special Events, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Make-Ahead, Nut-Free, Spring, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
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