ClockPlayEmailInstagramLinkSMSTwitterYouTubeWhatsAppXSearchClockRight ArrowArrow DownCaret downCaret upCaret leftCaret rightHamburger MenuPop OutThumbs upThumbs up buySpeechAudio onReplayPlusMinusSad smiley faceNo resultsSwapMoreYour grocery bagSuccessShop Tasty MerchYour Cart (empty)Your CartFacebookPinterestEmailPrintSmsTwitterWhatsappCommentTips Highlights
Skip to Content

Cider Poached Pears

These cider poached pears are a delicious and elegant dessert option that's perfect for fall. The warm, spiced cider infuses the pears with flavor and a tender texture that pairs perfectly with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

90% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Cider Poached Pears

Under 30 minutes


for 2 servings

  • 1 pear
  • 1 cup apple cider (250 mL)
  • ⅔ cup orange juice (150 mL)
  • 2 star anises
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons greek yogurt
  • ⅓ cup almond (50 g), a handful

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 449
  • Fat 20g
  • Carbs 59g
  • Fiber 10g
  • Sugar 39g
  • Protein 11g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Peel the pear, cut in half and core.
  2. Add the cider, orange juice, star anise, cinnamon stick and vanilla extract to a small to medium pan.
  3. Bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  4. Add the pear halves and poach at a low-medium heat for 10-20 minutes (until you can stick a knife through with no resistance).
  5. Remove the pear halves when cooked.
  6. Reduce the rest of the mixture over a medium heat until it is a thicker glaze.
  7. Serve the pears with a dollop of greek yogurt, a handful of toasted almonds and the glaze.
  8. Enjoy!
  9. Cook smarter, not harder. Use our AI chef Botatouille on the Tasty app. Download now.
Cider Poached Pears