Kellymac's Pears Poached in Spiced Port

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is a delicious way to make poached pears which are a delicious and light dessert. The poaching liquid can be reduced down when you are finished to make a strongly flavored sweet sauce or you can use caramel syrup, which is my preferred method. These are one my favorite desserts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add the port, water and sugar to a saucepan (a deeper rather than wider one is better) over medium-high heat. Stir thoroughly until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Add pears and bring to a boil.
  3. Once boiling add remaining ingredients.
  4. Boil for 10-12 minutes or until pears are soft.
  5. Plate pears and scoop out small round center where the seeds are.
  6. Use this as a well to pour your sauce, allowing it to flow over for a beautiful and tasty presentation.