Poached Pears With Blueberries

Poached Pears With Blueberries

This is a simple recipe that still impresses friends and family! It is a quick and easy way to create a fresh and delicate end to a meal. A simple scoop of ice cream or some whip cream is always a bonus, but this perfectly sweet dessert is delicious without it as well!

When i made this for guests, they thought I was some type of fruit magician. In reality, I put the pears in a pot, walked away to do something else, came back and voila! That was pretty much it. But cooking the pears brings out a nice sweetness and the poaching tenderizes them to give a smooth, melt-in-your mouth desert. Blueberries and ginger add little pops of flavor to keep it interesting. Let’s devour, shall we?

Poached Pears with Blueberries

Serves 4           Calories/Serving: 145


  • 4 large pears (firm, but ripe), peeled and cored, cut in half
  • about 4 and 1/4c. water
  • 2tbl sugar
  • 1/2 inch segment of peeled fresh ginger (optional) OR 1/2tbl vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries


  1. In a large pot, bring the water to a boil. Dissolve in the sugar, and add ginger/vanilla.
  2. Gently slide the pears into the water, and cook until soft when a knife is able to slide in and out easily (about 15 minutes, but may take as much as 30).
  3. Remove the pears from the syrup, and let cool. Cut pears into bite-sized cubes, and divide cubes evenly among 4 serving bowls. Top each serving with 1/4c. blueberries and 1/4c. liquid. Yum!

Note: If you want to serve the pears warm, you can chose not to cut them up into pieces. Simply serve each person the equivalent of 1 pear, 1/4c. blueberries, and 1/4c. liquid. This method is best if you are planning to top it with ice cream or some other creamy deliciousness!

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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