I love Easy Poached Pears. They are quick and easy and don’t pack a ton a calories like other desserts can. I love them with vanilla beans, cinnamon, cloves, and a few raisins thrown in at the end. These alcohol free poached pears is a treat that everyone in the family will love.
Are you a pear fan? My daughter and I love pears! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! They are a fall favorite in my household and come in second to apple consumption.
I love poaching them for our dessert. This is a quick and easy dessert that is great for a Tuesday night or a Saturday night dinner party with friends. It can be prepared the day before and warmed up or served cold. I loved the syrup that is created with the pears and the spices. I think that is my favorite part!
Enjoy a warm dessert with the family this weekend while catching up on your favorite shows or playing board games. It’s a great way to get some extra fruit into your diet. Enjoy!
Poached Pears, Alcohol Free
by Karyn Granrud
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: pear fruit fall
1 Qt Water
1 1/2 C Sugar
1 Vanilla Bean, or 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
1 cinnamon stick
dash of ground ginger
Optional Ingredients – raisins, dried cranberries, cherries, or blueberries.
Peal and quarter the pears, removing the stem and center.
Heat water and sugar in a large saucepan and add in the spices.
Lay the pears into the pan and bring to a boil. Once the water boils, reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Turn the pears over half way through cooking time if they are not 100% submerged.
Let the pears cool in the juices for another 20 minutes before serving. Toss in a few raisins or dried fruit for a little extra flavor.
Serve warm with ice cream.
Refrigerate leftovers with the juice and serve cold with sweetened whip cream.