Tea Poached Asian Pears

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by mary winecoff

Chef Picher Ong's dessert from O Magazine. "Asian pears simmered in wine-spiked, cinnamon-infused black tea". Very simple to do.

Top Review by evelynathens

Asian pears are just about the only pears I can find this time of year, so I knew I had to try this recipe. The wine and tea syrup is delightfullly spiced. I made this early this morning and served chilled - very good that way and refreshing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. In a large oven-safe saucepan, bring sugar and 3 cups water to a boil over medium heat; cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Add wine, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, tea leaves, and orange zest; bring to a boil again. Add pears, remove from heat, and cover; transfer to oven.
  2. Bake pears 1 1/2 hours, turning every half hour until tender but still crisp.
  3. Remove from oven; let stand until cool enough to handle. Serve warm in cooking liquid.

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