Recipe - Cinnamon and pepper poached pears

Cinnamon and pepper poached pears by Foodland Recipe Kitchen

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Serves: 6


  • 6 Beurre Bosc pears, peeled
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups Bickfords Lemon Barley Cordial
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 6 whole black peppercorns


  • Bowl
  • Deep saucepan


Whole poached pears make fabulous desserts and are so easy made prior and ready to serve. Dress them up for a dinner party with flower petals and micro herbs!

  1.  Place the peeled pears into a bowl of cold water with a squeeze of lemon juice.
  2.  In a deep saucepan, place water, lemon barley water, sugar, cinnamon stick and peppercorns.
  3. Bring to the boil, gently place peeled pears into the poaching syrup, reduce and simmer till pear is tender. Test with a bamboo skewer, the skewer should feel little resistance.
  4. Remove pears and continue to boil the syrup till reduced by half.
  5. Sit the pears in the reduced syrup till ready to serve.
  6. Pears can be served plain with some syrup or for a special touch sprinkle with finely chopped pistachios and scatter with a few micro herbs and flower petals.