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Lightly Spiced Poached Pears

  • Preparation:  min
    Time:  min
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Time: 15-20 min
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

A super simple, yet elegant dessert, these delicious poached pears are juicy, lightly spiced and packed with fibre and good-for-you nutrients. What’s not to love, especially when they taste this good?!


Lightly Spiced Poached Pears

  • 4 pears
  • 300ml apple juice
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 4 gloves
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup

To serve (optional):

  • 70% cocoa chocolate


The higher percentage the dark chocolate is, the purer it is – look for organic, dark chocolate with 70% or higher cocoa content. Also, the darker the chocolate the less sugar it will contain! For vegans and dairy-free, always make sure you check the ingredients, as some brands contain milk or butter oil. A good tip is to check the allergy information to see if it may contain milk.

How to make Lightly Spiced Poached Pears

1. Peel the pears, leaving the stalks intact. Cut the bottom off the pears so they sit flat on a plate for serving.

2. Place in a saucepan with the apple juice, lemon juice and enough water to cover. Add the cinnamon sticks, cloves and agave syrup.

3. Place on a medium heat and gently bring to the boil. Leave to infuse in the syrup for an hour or so until cooled.

4. Serve on a puddle of melted dark chocolate (optional).

I hope you give these delicious lightly spiced poched pears a try! And if you do, be sure to tag the picture #AVogelRecipes on Pinterest so we can see :)



This recipe is full of goodness

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Excellent source of dietary fibre
  • Full of healthy vitamins (C, B6 & K)

The high fibre content in pears helps to prevent digestive problems such as constipation and IBS, and promotes regularity for a healthy digestive tract.

About Jane

Author of The Vital Nutrition Cookbook, good food has been a lifelong passion for Jane McClenaghan. As a Nutritional Therapist for over fifteen years, Jane has helped thousands of people make easy, manageable changes to their diets for the good of their health.

Passionate about the powerful effects that eating good quality, fresh, local food has on our mind, body and soul, Jane’s recipes are designed to be quick and easy so you can rustle up something nutritious at any time of the day.

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