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Orange Ginger Poached Pears


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Orange Ginger Poached Pears

Poached pears are a great lighter alternative to a rich heavy dessert but still have loads of flavor to satisfy the most discerning sweet tooth. Serve with your favorite non-dairy ice cream and experiment poaching different kinds of fruit.


  • Prep Time : 5 min
  • Cook Time : 18 min
  • Ready Time : 23 min




  • 2 cups orange juice
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2-inch piece of ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 anjou pears, peeled, halved and cored
  • 2 cups non-dairy ice cream


In a saucepan, combine orange juice, water, sugar, ginger and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and add pears. Simmer until just tender, about 8 minutes. Remove pears and set aside.

Bring mixture to a boil and reduce until a little thicker, about 10 minutes. Strain sauce through a fine mesh sieve.

Serve each pear half with a scoop of ice cream and a few tablespoons of sauce.


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Jamie Geller is the only best-selling cookbook author who wants to get you out of the kitchen – not because she doesn’t love food – but because she has tons to do. As “The Bride Who Knew Nothing” Jamie found her niche specializing in fast, fresh, family recipes. Now the "Queen of Kosher" (CBS) and the "Jewish Rachael Ray" (New York Times), she's the creative force behind JoyofKosher.com and "Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller" magazine . Jamie and her hubby live in Israel with their five busy kids who give her plenty of reasons to get out of the kitchen - quickly. Check out her new book, "Joy of Kosher: Fast, Fresh Family Recipes."




9 Responses to Orange Ginger Poached Pears

  1. avatar says: SarahEats

    This looks like it would be awesome as a Shabbat dessert. Would it work with apples?

  2. sure it could. But I do really love pears for this dish. If you decide to use apples you may need to simmer a little longer just watch and taste until it’s right and tender.

  3. avatar says: shifra

    would this work with out the sugar?

  4. avatar says: lisa

    what can i use instead of orange3 juice for this to be sugar free?

    • Hey Lisa, I recommend using 100% apple or orange juice where there is no added sugar (all sugar in the product is naturally-occurring and comes from the fruit juice).

    • Hi Lisa, you can leave out the added sugar in this recipe, but all juice has naturally occurring sugar. You can try a reduced calorie sugar that uses some artificial sweetener to lower the sugar more if desired.

  5. avatar says: Mir

    Any other dessert recipes with pears?

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