Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Poached Pears


I’ve always wanted to try poaching pears, and I have seen it done so many times on My Kitchen Rules that one night I decided to give it a go.  The verdict was a thumbs up from the family, and as long as you make sure your pears are cooked through but not over-cooked, it’s relatively easy.  Having said that, remember that I wasn’t cooking for an army of hungry people who wanted their dessert NOW!!  I was only cooking for family, so getting the pears right wasn’t too difficult.  My no. 1 tip would be to buy pears that are as close to being the same size as possible.

Cinnamon and Brown Sugar Poached Pears


750ml (3 Cups) Water

200g (1 Cup, firmly packed) Brown Sugar

1 x 7cm Cinnamon Stick, roughly broken

3 large (about 280g each) just-ripe Beurre Bosc Pears, unpeeled, cored, cut into thick wedges.  I quartered them.

Low-fat Natural Yoghurt or Ice-Cream to serve.

Yes, I went for the Ice-Cream!!


Using the saucepan you plan to cook the pears in, trace a circle onto a piece of non-stick baking paper and cut it out.

Combine the water, sugar and cinnamon in a large saucepan over low heat.

Cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until the sugar dissolves.

Add the pears and stir to coat them in syrup.

Place your baking paper circle on the surface of the pear and syrup mixture and cook, covered, for 10-15 minutes or until the pears are tender.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pears to serving bowls.

Increase the heat to high and bring the syrup to the boil.  Continue to boil uncovered for another 5-10 minutes or until the syrup thickens slightly.

Drizzle the syrup over the pears.

Serve immediately with yoghurt or ice-cream.

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About Rebekah

Hi, I'm Rebekah, a happily married mum of six who also happens to be a cooking and baking addict and new accidental blogger. I live in Rural Sout-East Queensland, about an hour and a half from Brisbane . I have a 16 year old son who is itching to learn to drive, a 9 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes who loves to play her violin and dance her way from one end of the house to the other, 7 year old twins, a son who loves cars, trucks and bike riding with his dad and his twin sister who loves to paint and draw her life and hang it on mummy's fridge. Then there is Little Miss 5, the happiest child I have ever met, very independent, and she dances and sings everywhere she goes, followed closely by her almost 3 year old sister who thinks she is the boss of everything and is a mixture of all of her siblings put together. To say life can be exhausting is an understatement, but we wouldn't have it any other way. Plate4Eight came about through my need to get organized in the kitchen. I no longer have time to go searching through cookbooks and folders for "that recipe we liked last week", and the more organized I am, the more time I have to spend with my family and experiment in the kitchen, which is my form of relaxation. So, if you're looking for something to have for dinner tonight, or just want to try something new, have a look around. I hope you find something you like.

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