Poached Pears

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Source: Chef Paul Allen

20 min
60 min
Poached Pears

Who doesn't like a classically poached pear? 


2-4 Pears

1/2 Cup Sugar

1/2 - 1 Cup Orange Juice

1/4 Cup Honey

1/2 Cup Port Wine or Tawny Port

1-2 Cinnamon Sticks

2-4 Cloves

1/2 Tsp Nutmeg


Step 1
Peel the pears leaving the stems on top. Place into a deep oven safe pot.

Step 2
Add sugar, orange juice, honey, port wine, cinnamon sticks, cloves, and nutmeg to a bowl and mix.

Step 3
Preheat oven to 300F degrees.

Step 4
Pour liquid mixture in a sauce pan and heat on stove till a slow boil arises. Cook for 4 minutes.

Step 5
Pour mixture over pears in the deep pan. Cook in oven and spoon liquid over pears every 15 minutes. Pears should be fork tender. Enjoy with Andy's Frozen Custard! 


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