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Orange Spiced Poached Pears

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Katie's Conscious Kitchen


  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1 large navel orange juiced and zested
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 3 whole cloves
  • 2 Tbsp red wine optional
  • Dash of nutmeg


  • Zest and juice the orange and peel the pears with a vegetable peeler. Cut the pear in half or into quarters and discard the core.
  • Place the orange juice, honey, and whole spices into a lidded saucepan wide enough to fit both pear halves face down.
  • Place the pears in the sauce and simmer with the lid on, over low heat, for 10-12 minutes, until the pears are soft.
  • Scoop out pears with a flat spatula or spoon (be careful, they will be soft and delicate!) and place in individual shallow serving dishes.
  • Simmer the orange juice a few minutes longer, to reduce.
  • Remove the spices and pour the orange sauce over the pears.
  • Sprinkle the orange zest over the pears, along with a dash of cinnamon and freshly grated (or ground) nutmeg.
  • Serve warm.