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Spiced Anjou Pears

If you've never poached a pear before, this is an easy recipe to get you started!


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 30 min
  • Ready Time : 40 min


4 s


  • 4 ripe Anjou pears, peeled, halved and cored
  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Orange juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ginger powder
  • Mint leaves to garnish



1 Combine orange juice, water, sugar and honey in a large sauce pan. Stir well to mix and bring to a simmer.
2 Add vanilla, nutmeg, ginger powder and lemon juice. Add the pears and simmer for 30 minutes, turning pears to make sure all surfaces have been cooked.
3 Remove from pan and keep warm. Let the remaining liquid boil until syrup thickens.
4 Cut pears into slices and arrange in a serving dish. Pour syrup over pears, garnish with mint leaves and serve.

Special instructions

If you’ve never poached a pear before, this is an easy recipe to get you started!

Source: www.usapears.org

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