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Poached Pears

By February 21, 2019 No Comments
Poached Pears Vanilla Whipped Cream


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup brown sugar or honey
  • 1 teaspoon Gathering Place true cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Gathering Place vanilla bean, sliced lengthwise down the center
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored, and quartered


  1. In a large saucepan combine the water, sugar, cinnamon, balsamic vinegar and vanilla bean. Heat on medium high heat until the sugar is dissolved
  2. Slide in the pears and cover with a round of parchment paper, with a small hole cut in the center (this allows some of the steam to escape.
  3. Keep the liquid at a very low boil and simmer the pears until cooked through, 20 to 25 minutes, depending on the pears.
  4. Remove the pears from the liquid.
  5. Keep the liquid at a low boil until it is reduced to half the amount.
  6. Serve the pears drizzled with the syrup reduction and a spoonful of whipped cream, crème fraîche, fresh berries or ice cream.

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