Poached Pears

A simple yet impressive looking pear dish. You can poach pears in fruit juice or in red or white wine for a great fruit dessert.

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Looking for a romantic dessert? You can't go past poached pears served with chocolate. It can even be made when the pears in the shops are not completely ripe.

Recipe by: Zoë Harpham

32 reviews

Not all poached pears need to be done in wine; this recipe uses cranberry juice to get the wonderful red colours into this popular dessert.

Recipe by: noodlefork

20 reviews

I love pears, and I love this recipe, because lighting the rum caramelises the sugar, and pulls out the flavour of the pears. I use pear halves but you can try it with whole pears too.

Recipe by: Anna

22 reviews

I love this delicious dessert of pears in vanilla and orange. An autumn dessert that won't weigh you down.

Recipe by: steve

No reviews

Poached pears are the perfect recipe to make with less than ripe pears. Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Poached Pears Video.

Recipe by: nanda

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Ideal for pear season this is a simple dessert that looks gorgeous with a little custard or cream. The poaching apple juice can be thickened and used as a sauce.

Recipe by: starfish

8 reviews

This is a very elegant dessert, perfect for a dinner party while at the same time easy to make. Delicious!

Recipe by: MONICA SELF

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These are an unusual and very successful combination of flavours. Poached pears are filled with blue cheese and wrapped in bacon before being grilled.

Recipe by: Nicola

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This is a wonderful dessert with pears poached in an elderberry based syrup flavoured with wine, cinnamon and lemon.

Recipe by: FrauHolle

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Try this quinoa porridge for a warming winter breakfast. Rinse quinoa first, under cold running water, before using. This porridge has an added bonus of being gluten-free.

Recipe by: Patsy Jamieson, Diane Temple

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