Poached Pears Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main Ingredient


 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Lemon1⁄2 , sliced
 Bartlett pears/Bosc pears4 Large
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Vinegar1 Teaspoon
 Whole cloves8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 881 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.7%

Saturated Fat 0.05 g0.26%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 24 mg1%

Total Carbohydrates 233 g77.6%

Dietary Fiber 26.2 g104.9%

Sugars 179.9 g

Protein 4 g8.1%

Vitamin A 0.2% Vitamin C 40.3%

Calcium 2.6% Iron 2.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Measure water into a saucepan, add the lemon slices and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile wash the pears, leave peelings and stems on, but remove and replace blossom ends with 4 of the cloves Add the remaining ingredients to the water and lemon slices, lay the pears on their sides, cover kettle and gently simmer them for about 45 minutes, or until they are tender.
Turn once or twice during the cooking.
When done, remove pears to a plate to cool.
Allow the liquid to cook another 5 to 10 minutes or until it is quite thick and syrupy.
Pour over the pears and chill.
While cooling, occasionally spoon the syrup over the pears to give them a thick glazed coating.
Serve as a salad, a garnish for meat or with whipped cream for dessert.