Kellymac's Pears Poached in Spiced Port

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is a delicious way to make poached pears which are a delicious and light dessert. The poaching liquid can be reduced down when you are finished to make a strongly flavored sweet sauce or you can use caramel syrup, which is my preferred method. These are one my favorite desserts.


  1. Add the port, water and sugar to a saucepan (a deeper rather than wider one is better) over medium-high heat. Stir thoroughly until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add pears and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling add remaining ingredients.
  4. Boil for 10-12 minutes or until pears are soft.
  5. Plate pears and scoop out small round center where the seeds are.
  6. Use this as a well to pour your sauce, allowing it to flow over for a beautiful and tasty presentation.