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

    33 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

    23 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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