Poached Pears Recipe

This cooler weather makes me crave warm spices and everything nice.

Pears are such a light juicy fruit and they take on the flavors of the spices well. Who wouldn’t want a tender pear sitting in a light syrup that emmits a wonderfully spiced flavor with each bite?

So let me give you the recipe before your taste buds go stark raving mad.

It’s an easy recipe that anyone could do. Making this will leave you feeling like a certified culinary cook. So let’s go!


  • 2 red d’Anjou pears
  • 2 cups of water
  • 3 tbsp of cane sugar
  • 2 small cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise pods
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon

Put the water into a sauce pan and bring it to a boil. While the water is boiling, cut the pears in half, remove the stem, and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds on the middle.

Once the water is boiling, combine the rest of the ingredients: pears, sugar, vanilla, and spices. Reduce to low heat and let it simmer for 20 minutes turning the pears over halfway through.

Do not cover. You want the liquid to reduce to a light syrup as it’s simmering.

When the 20 minutes are up, the pears will be tender and perfect for consumption.

Serve them with the sryup amd enjoy them wither warm or cold. You can even add a scoop of ice cream on top for a richer dessert!

If you have left over sryup reduction, don’t throw it out! You can use this to sweeten your oatmeal or pancakes.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and let me know if you make it!

Have a lovely day!

~xoxo Juliana Marie

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