Poached Pear

8 35 240
Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 20 min 4
Poached Pear
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1/2 cup Cane sugar (1/2 cup to 1 cup - can use coconut sugar)
4 medium Pear (Bosc, peeled, cored and halved)
1/2 medium Lemon
2 tbsp Honey, raw
1 piece, 1-inch Ginger root (or 1 tbsp. grated ginger)
10 peppercorn Peppercorn
1 stick(s) Cinnamon
1 tsp Ground cloves


In a large saucepan over medium heat, dissolve sugar in 4 cups water. Add pears, lemon, honey, ginger, peppercorns, cinnamon and clove and simmer until pears are fork-tender, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let pears cool in liquid, then strain and reserve spiced sugar mixture for another use.

For dessert, enjoy pears on their own or alongside full-fat Greek yogurt, mascarpone cheese or a scoop of high-quality vanilla yogurt. Or try them in one of these dishes.


Note that while this seems like a lot of sugar, the pears aren’t absorbing that much of it.


To make AIP friendly omit: Peppercorn

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 240
Calories from fat 6.8
Calories from saturated fat 1.4
Total Fat 0.8 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2 g
Cholesterol 0.1 mg
Sodium 8.9 mg
Potassium 248 mg
Total Carbohydrate 61 g
Dietary Fiber 6.4 g
Sugars 48 g
Protein 0.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 1.1

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