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Poached Pears

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • 2 Warren Pears, peeled, halved, and cored
  • 3 cups water, more if needed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon or 1 cinnamon stick
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar, light or dark
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract or 1 vanilla bean split and scraped


  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together water, cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, then reduce to a simmer.
  2. Add the pears and be sure they are fully submerged. Simmer, covered, for 15-20 minutes, until a knife is easily inserted into the pears. Place the pears into a bowl and pour the liquid over them. Serve warm, at room temperature, or chilled. Pears may be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 days.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes