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Poached Orange Pears

Although these pears are very simple to prepare, they are quite elegant. I especially love to serve them when fresh raspberries are in season. They make a beautiful presentation for special occasions and are always well liked by both young and old. —Edna Lee, Greeley, Colorado
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups orange juice
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 4 large pears, peeled and halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries


  • In a large saucepan, bring the orange juice, brown sugar and cinnamon stick to a boil. Reduce heat; cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add pears; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender but firm.
  • Using a slotted spoon, place each pear half in a dessert dish. Garnish with raspberries. Drizzle with poaching liquid.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 138 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 5mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein.

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