French Orange Poached Pears (Poire Avec Orange) Recipe -
French Orange Poached Pears (Poire Avec Orange) Recipe
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French Orange Poached Pears (Poire Avec Orange)

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"A lovely version of poached pears that I learned when visiting France. The syrup creates a marmalade flavor! It's perfect!"

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Original recipe makes 3 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr 30 mins

    1 hr 45 mins


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together the orange juice, brown and white sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Place pears into the syrup, and cover; simmer pears for 1 hour and 15 minutes, spooning sauce over pears every 10 minutes, and turning pears over twice during cooking time.
  2. Transfer pears to individual serving dishes. Continue cooking the syrup, stirring often, until thickened, about 15 more minutes, then mix in the walnuts. Pour the sauce over the pears to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 08, 2011

This was absolutely delicious. I do not know why, but this recipe called to me to be poured over vanilla ice cream a la banana foster. I am so glad that I did. Although I did not change the recipe any, I did use an apple corer to core the pears (easier in my opinion). This also sliced them. One thing I would recommend though is use either less sugar or unsweetened orange juice. Otherwise it will be very sweet. All in all, a wonderful treat.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 20, 2011

Taste was nice, but pears fell apart. I could not core a pear without cutting it in half, so my pear did not look anything like the photograph. Would not try this for guests without testing it ahead of time.. I won't make this again.


8 Ratings

Oct 27, 2011

A wonderful autumn dish and so simple to make.

Aug 04, 2014

This is so simple and yet elegant. Wonderful flavor, would make a nice company meal dessert served in champaine glasses. I will make again.

Oct 25, 2012

oh my far the best dessert ive made yet and the kids LOVED it ! ( the only thing i changed was the oj..i didnt have the real thing so i used sunny D lol and it still tastes fabulous ! )

Nov 10, 2013

I have never bothered to rate a recipe before, but this was so good I couldn't resist. I didn't have brown sugar, so I substituted a random amount of honey. This was spectacular.

Jun 12, 2012

This was a good recipe that was easy to make. I was looking for ways to enjoy fruit without having to buy processed fruit cups. The ingredients are usually in the pantry, so nothing special to buy. I think I would use less cinnamon next time, though.


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  • Calories
  • 498 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 95 g
  • 31%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 7.1 g
  • 28%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 14 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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