Dutch Stewed ' Cinnamon' Pears (Stoofpeertjes)

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

'Stoofpeertjes' is what they are called in dutch. Stewed cinnamon pears can be eaten warm or cold, served as dessert, but can also be served as a side dish.


  1. Peel the pears and leave whole.
  2. Stab the lemon rind with the cloves.
  3. Put the pears, lemon zest, cinnamon sticks and sugar in a large pan and pour in the red wine and liqueur.
  4. Add enough water to just cover the pears.
  5. Bring to the boil and leave the pears to simmer, covered, for 2.5 hours until tender.
  6. Serve: Lift the pears carefully out of the pan, serve on a plate with some cinnamon ice cream and thick whipped cream.


Most Helpful

We were invited to a dutch supper after a woman I work with came back from her inlaws in Holland. She served the pears. They were so good and I had forgot about them till I found the receipt. I don't think she had any alcohol in hers though because of an allergy but I am going to try it. Update: I made these last night and used them as a dessert. There is nothing left..shhh don't tell Joan but theses were better then hers, I used the red wine but didnt have any black currant liqueur..still out did hers. Loved it, thanks

KennKonn March 08, 2007

My Mother use to make this in the winter. Almost forgot about it,untill I saw this recipe. Lekker!!

Ien van't Sant April 03, 2002

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