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Lemon Poached Pears

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Looking for a light and refreshing dessert that’s easy to make and perfect for any occasion? Look no further than lemon-poached pears! This classic dessert is simple yet elegant, featuring tender, juicy pears poached in a sweet and tangy lemon-infused syrup.

With just a handful of ingredients, this recipe is a breeze to prepare and can be customized to your liking with a variety of spices and flavourings. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party or just want to treat yourself to a delicious dessert, lemon-poached pears are sure to impress!



Lemon Poached Pears

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A refreshing and easy-to-make dessert. Perfect for any occasion, this light and elegant dessert is sure to impress your guests. With just a few simple ingredients and steps, you can create a delicious and visually stunning dish that everyone will love.
Servings 4


  • Saucepan large enough to hold pears upright.
  • Peeler
  • Juicer
  • Knives


Ingredients for Poached Pears

  • 4 Small ripe, firm pears with stems
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 400 grams Caster sugar
  • 6 Slices of lemon
  • 6 cups Water

Ingredients for Raspberry Sauce

  • 340 grams Frozen raspberries
  • 100 grams Caster sugar


Instruction to Make Poached Pears

  • Half-fill a large bowl with cold water. Stir in lemon juice.
  • Cut the end of the pears so they stand nice then peel the pears, leaving stems on. Add to bowl to stop them from going brown.
  • Bring 6 cups water, the sugar and lemon slices to boil in a pot. Add pears, reduce heat, cover and simmer 20 to 25 minutes until tender when pierced at the bottom.
  • Let cool in the pot (discard lemon) until cold.

Instructions to Make Sauce

  • To Make Raspberry Sauce: Stir berries through a strainer to make a seedless purée. Stir in sugar.
  • To serve: place on a plate and spoon Raspberry Sauce on one side of each.

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