Poached Pear Recipe Without Wine

Poached Pear Recipe Without Wine

Do you love pears? If you do, then you would love the poached pear recipe without wine. They are a delicious, quick, and easy dessert. Besides, it has fewer calories than other desserts. 

Moreover, you can add vanilla beans, cinnamon, and raisins to give it an extra touch and flavor. Usually, poached pear recipes have wines or alcohol. However, these versions are alcohol-free so that your children can enjoy them too. So, enjoy these recipes for dinner parties with friends and family. Likewise, you can enjoy these warm desserts with your family on the weekend while watching your favorite shows.

Additionally, you can prepare these desserts a day before and warm them up or serve them cold. Keep in mind that you can simmer poached pears with red or white wine, including water syrup. For this recipe, we will be replacing the alcohol with apple juice or lemon juice. Also, these recipes are a good way to incorporate fruit into your diet. Make these recipes and serve them to your family and friends and enjoy. 

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What You Will Need

Ingredients For Simple Poached Pear Recipe Without Wine

  • 200 ml of apple juice
  • 3 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 15 grams of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 3pcs of cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4pcs pears

Equipment

  • Peeler or paring knife
  • Large saucepan
  • Slotted spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Serving dishes

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Step by step instructions

Simple Poached Pear Recipe Without Wine

Step 1

Before anything else, peel your pears using a peeler or paring knife. And do not remove the stalks.

Step 2

After that, take a large saucepan. And place your apple juice, lemon juice, sugar, ground cinnamon, pears, cardamom, and vanilla extract inside. 

Step 3

Then, cover your large saucepan. And make sure to let pears simmer for about 15 minutes. Or simmer till they become tender and delicate.

pears simmer

Step 4

Afterward, take your slotted spoon. And remove the pears out of the saucepan, and set them aside.

Step 5

Next, boil the liquid mixture in the saucepan until it reduces into a sticky sauce

Step 6

After that, place your pears into the serving dishes. And drizzle some sauce over them. 

Step 7

Finally, serve warm, or you can also chill it and enjoy.

Simple Poached Pear Recipe Without Wine

What You Will Need

Ingredients For Poached Pear Recipe Without Wine

  • 4pcs of brown pears that have no blemishes and bruises
  • Lemon juice
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 6 cups of water
  • Split and seeded vanilla bean

Equipment 

  • Peeler or paring knife
  • Large saucepan
  • Slotted spoon
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Serving dishes
  • Ladle

Step by Step Instructions

Vanilla Poached Pear Recipe Without Wine

Step 1

First and foremost, peel each pear and do not remove the stems. Then, take your lemon juice. And sprinkle each pear with lemon juice to avoid browning or oxidizing while peeling the other pears.

peeling pears

Step 2

Afterward, put your sugar and water in a saucepan over medium heat. And stir with a ladle or a spoon until the sugar dissolves completely

Step 3

Then, increase the heat. And let the liquid mixture simmer for about 5 minutes.

Step 4

After that, add your pears and the split, seeded vanilla bean. Then, cover your saucepan and allow your pears to simmer in the mixture for approximately fifteen to twenty minutes. Or until they become tender. 

Step 5

Next, turn your pears occasionally to ensure even cooking. Remove your pears from the saucepan using a slotted spoon and make sure to set them aside to allow your liquid mixture to reduce for a while.

Pears become tender

Step 6

Next, place your pears on the serving dishes and drizzle with some reduced liquid mixture. Remember, you can serve it warm or cooled.

What You Will Need

Ingredients For Easy Alcohol-free Poached Pear Recipe Without Wine

  • 3pcs of pears
  • 1 quart of water
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1pc of vanilla bean or a teaspoon of vanilla bean paste
  • 5pcs of cloves
  • 1pc of cinnamon stick
  • A dash of ground ginger
  • Raisins, dried cranberries, cherries, or blueberries (optional ingredients)

Equipment

  • Paring knife
  • Large saucepan
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Serving dishes
  • Ladle

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Step by Step Instructions

Easy And Alcohol-free Poached Pear Recipe 

Step 1

Peel and cut your pears into quarters using a paring knife. Then, remove the stem and center of your pears. 

Step 2

Afterward, heat your water and sugar in a large saucepan and add your spices. 

Step 3

Next, lay your pears in the saucepan and bring them to a boil. After that, reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes. With that, make sure to do this once the water reaches the boiling point.  

Step 4

Then, turn your pears over halfway through the cooking time if not fully submerged. Allow the pears to cool in the liquids and let the pears soak for 20 minutes before serving. 

Step 5

After that, plate your pears in the serving dishes. Add some raisins or dried fruit to add extra flavor. Serve warm with a dollop of ice cream. 

Tips and Tricks On How To Poach Pears Without Wine

In the simple poached pear recipe, reduce the sugar to cut down the carbs because the juice is already sweet. But, if you desire it to be sweeter, you can add more. 

Ensure to use ground cinnamon rather than cinnamon stick to incorporate the cinnamon in the syrup. Likewise, you can serve the poached pear with syrup. Or you can put a dollop of your favorite ice cream or thick Greek yogurt.

In the Vanilla poached pear recipe, make cinnamon poached pears by replacing the vanilla bean with two cinnamon sticks. And for an Asian take on the dessert, replace the vanilla bean with two pieces of star anise. In addition to that, two thinly sliced pieces of lemon rind and one cinnamon stick. 

Also, for the easy and alcohol-free poached pear recipe, refrigerate the leftovers with the juice. And serve it cold with sweetened whip cream.

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Poached Pear Recipe Without Wine

Do you love pears? If you do, then you would love the poached pear recipe without wine. They are a delicious, quick, and easy dessert. Besides, it has fewer calories than other desserts. 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Poached Pear Recipe Without Wine
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

  • Peeler or paring knife
  • Large saucepan
  • Slotted spoon
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Serving dishes

Ingredients
  

For Simple Poached Pear Recipe Without Wine

  • 200 ml of apple juice
  • 3 tbsp of lemon juice
  • 15 grams of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 3 pcs of cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 4 pcs pears

Instructions

  • Before anything else, peel your pears using a peeler or paring knife. And do not remove the stalks.
  • After that, take a large saucepan. And place your apple juice, lemon juice, sugar, ground cinnamon, pears, cardamom, and vanilla extract inside.
  • Then, cover your large saucepan. And make sure to let pears simmer for about 15 minutes. Or simmer till they become tender and delicate.
  • Afterward, take your slotted spoon. And remove the pears out of the saucepan, and set them aside.
  • Next, boil the liquid mixture in the saucepan until it reduces into a sticky sauce.
  • After that, place your pears into the serving dishes. And drizzle some sauce over them.
  • Finally, serve warm, or you can also chill it and enjoy.

Notes

In the simple poached pear recipe, reduce the sugar to cut down the carbs because the juice is already sweet. But, if you desire it to be sweeter, you can add more.
Ensure to use ground cinnamon rather than cinnamon stick to incorporate the cinnamon in the syrup. Likewise, you can serve the poached pear with syrup. Or you can put a dollop of your favorite ice cream or thick Greek yogurt.
In the Vanilla poached pear recipe, make cinnamon poached pears by replacing the vanilla bean with two cinnamon sticks. And for an Asian take on the dessert, replace the vanilla bean with two pieces of star anise. In addition to that, two thinly sliced pieces of lemon rind and one cinnamon stick.
Also, for the easy and alcohol-free poached pear recipe, refrigerate the leftovers with the juice. And serve it cold with sweetened whip cream.
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