Vanilla - Cider Poached Pears

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Ms B.

I adopted this recipe after Mean Chef (IHHDRO) left the site. I have not yet tried this, but will add my own comments when I do.

Top Review by Elmotoo

EXCELLENT recipe!!! Very easy & I love that there is no added sugar. p.s. what is 'IHHDRO'? Thanks for the fab dessert!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut pears in half lengthwise and place them in one layer in a pan.
  2. Cover with cider (start with 3 cups).
  3. Add vanilla bean and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cook until barely tender (8 to 10 minutes- time will vary depending on ripeness of pears)- test with wooden skewer.
  5. Allow pears to cool in the cider (refrigerate overnight if you wish).
  6. Thinly slice orange peel, removing all white pith.
  7. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave over low heat, stir in peel and stir to coat.
  8. Arrange to dry on a rack or plate.
  9. At serving time, serve each pear in a bowl with fresh orange juice and a sprinkle of candied peel.

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