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Poached Pears in Honey, Ginger and Cinnamon Syrup

Poached Pears in Honey, Ginger and Cinnamon Syrup

Are you ready to indulge in a sweet and aromatic dessert that will leave your taste buds singing? Look no further than poached pears in honey, ginger, and cinnamon syrup. This exquisite dish combines the delicate flavors of pears with the warm and comforting spices of ginger and cinnamon. The result is a dessert that is both elegant and comforting, perfect for any occasion.

The Perfect Combination

Imagine sinking your teeth into a pear that has been cooked to perfection, tender and juicy, with just the right hint of sweetness. Now, add to that the subtle warmth of ginger and the comforting aroma of cinnamon. The combination of flavors is simply divine. The pears absorb the flavors of the syrup, infusing them with a delicate sweetness that is simply irresistible.

But what makes this dish truly special is the way the flavors meld together. The honey adds a natural sweetness, while the ginger adds a slight kick and the cinnamon brings a delightful warmth. It’s a symphony of flavors that dance on your palate, creating a harmonious balance that is sure to satisfy even the most discerning taste buds.

A Feast for the Senses

Not only is this dessert a treat for your taste buds, but it also appeals to your other senses. As the pears gently simmer in the syrup, your kitchen will be filled with the heavenly aroma of ginger and cinnamon. The scent alone is enough to make your mouth water in anticipation.

And let’s not forget about the presentation. The pears, delicately poached and glistening in the syrup, make for a stunning visual display. Serve them on a beautiful plate, drizzled with the syrup and garnished with a sprig of mint, and you have a dessert that is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palate.

Simple Yet Sophisticated

Despite its impressive presentation and complex flavors, poached pears in honey, ginger, and cinnamon syrup is surprisingly easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time, you can create a dessert that will impress your guests and leave them begging for more.

And the best part? You can customize this dish to suit your preferences. Don’t like ginger? Just leave it out. Prefer a stronger cinnamon flavor? Add an extra stick. The possibilities are endless, allowing you to create a dessert that is truly your own.

So, what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to a taste sensation that is sure to delight. Whip up a batch of poached pears in honey, ginger, and cinnamon syrup and savor the flavors of this extraordinary dessert. Your taste buds will thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I use different types of pears for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any variety of pears for this recipe. However, keep in mind that different types of pears may have different textures and flavors, which can affect the final result.

2. Can I make this recipe vegan-friendly?

Absolutely! You can substitute the honey with maple syrup or agave nectar to make this recipe vegan-friendly.

3. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make the poached pears ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator. Just make sure to keep them in the syrup to prevent them from drying out.

4. Can I serve the poached pears with something else?

Definitely! Poached pears go well with a variety of accompaniments, such as vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

5. Can I reuse the syrup?

Absolutely! The syrup can be reused to poach more pears or even used as a topping for pancakes or waffles.

6. Can I add other spices to the syrup?

Yes, feel free to experiment with different spices. Cardamom, cloves, or even star anise can add an extra layer of flavor to the syrup.

7. Can I use canned pears for this recipe?

While fresh pears are recommended for the best texture and flavor, you can use canned pears in a pinch. Just make sure to drain them well before poaching.

8. Can I serve the poached pears warm or chilled?

It’s up to you! Poached pears can be served warm, straight from the stove, or chilled in the refrigerator. Both ways are equally delicious.


Poached pears in honey, ginger, and cinnamon syrup is a dessert that is as delightful to eat as it is to make. With its perfect combination of flavors, beautiful presentation, and simple preparation, it’s a dish that is sure to impress. So, why wait? Give this recipe a try and indulge in a taste sensation that will leave you craving for more.

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Poached Pears in Honey, Ginger and Cinnamon Syrup

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 bottle (750 ml) of Moscato wine or any other sweet dessert wine
  • 2 cups of Simple Syrup (see recipe below)
  • 1 cinnamon stick , broken in half
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 piece of fresh ginger (approximately 3/4 inch) , peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 vanilla bean , split lengthwise
  • 6 small , firm, ripe Anjou pears, peeled
  • Serving suggestion: Vanilla ice cream or gelato
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 cups of water


  • In a saucepan large enough to hold all the pears, combine the wine, sweet syrup, half of cinnamon sticks, honey, and ginger. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add them along with the bean to the saucepan. Stir occasionally and simmer until the honey has melted.
  • Add the pears to the saucepan and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally, until the pears become tender.
  • Remove the pears from the liquid and let them cool.
  • Continue simmering the liquid until it thickens and reduces by half, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Allow the liquid to cool to room temperature.
  • Remove the half cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean from the liquid and discard them.
  • Place each pear on a small serving plate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Drizzle the pears with the honey, ginger, and cinnamon syrup.
  • Serve immediately.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sugar has fully dissolved. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let the syrup cool.
Keyword dessert, Easy, Easy Dessert Recipes, Fruit, Holiday, Pear Recipes, Poaching Recipes, Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving Desserts, Wine Recipes
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