Spiced Poached Pears

I like this dish as it leaves the pears lovely and soft.

Poached Pears


  • 1 Vanilla Pod, split lengthwise.
  • 1 Stick Cinnamon.
  • 1 Star Anise.
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice.
  • Water
  • 4 Pears peeled.


  1. Place all the spices in a small saucepan.
  2. Half fill with water and bring to the boil.
  3. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Add the pears and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve with cream, ice-cream, custard or yoghurt.



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