Orange Liqueur Pears

"A favourite that I like to make for dinner parties."
Orange Liqueur Pears created by Artandkitchen
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  • 4 firm pears
  • 250 ml orange juice
  • 125 ml water
  • 125 ml dry white wine
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 strips orange rind
  • 125 ml orange liqueur (Grand Marnier for example)


  • Peel the pears but leave the stem intact.
  • Trim the base so they stand upright.
  • I take a teaspoon and take out some of the core too, as it allows the syrup to get right up inside.
  • In a saucepan combine the juice, water, sugar, rind and wine.
  • Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved then add the pears and simmer for 20 minutes or until the pears are tender.
  • Baste with the syrup from time to time.
  • Remove the pears and increase the heat under the pan.
  • Reduce until the syrup has reached a more sticky saucy consistency.
  • Pour this syrup over the pears and allow them to cool then add the orange liqueur.
  • When cold remove the orange rind and serve with a little of the syrup spooned over.

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  1. Artandkitchen
    Jan, I'm glad we had your pears for dessert this evening. On 24th December!<br/>Thanks a lot for this Christmas dessert! We loved it very much!
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  3. WiGal
    Loved the pears and the sauce is wonderful! True, there is a lot of sauce but it would impossible to poach the pears w/o lots of liquid. A very nice lighter type dessert. I, also, used Cointreau and it is perfect compliment to the orange flavors. I simmered the pears longer than 20 minutes more like 30. I did sprinkle a wee bit of cinnamon on-couldn't resist-love cinnamon1 Jan, thank you for sharing. Made for the Dessert Event.
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  5. lisambaker
    I tried this for Thanks Giving. And the flavors were wonderful. I let it cook for longer as well. The only thing was, that I thought that the syrup would be thicker. Mine turned out like juice, but the pears were fantastic. Everyone kept raving about them all night. If I were to do it again, I would keep the juice and make more the next day, or maybe add it to some chicken and rice. Because I did have a lot of juice left over. I had doubled the recipe, because we had 10 people. But I think that it might have turned out just fine to use the regular recipe for 4 for the 10. Because I did have a ton of juice left over. I will know next time, and just have more pears, or to not double it. :) It was worth experimenting with, because I had compliments from all my guest all night!!! Thanks you for sharing.



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