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Poached Pears

Yield 6 Servings
Savor the sweet flavor of this poached pear dessert. Drizzled in rich hot fudge and beautifully presented, this dish begs to be eaten.


  • 8 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 6 Bosc or Bartlett pears
  • 1 cup hot fudge, warmed

Nutrition Information

  • calories 333
  • fat 5 g
  • satfat 2 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 72 g
  • fiber 6 g
  • cholesterol 1 mg
  • sodium 175 mg

How to Make It

  1. Mix water, sugar and lemon juice in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.

  2. Peel pears and put in hot liquid; simmer gently until pears are tender, about 25 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to a rack to cool. Cool cooking liquid separately.

  3. Serve 1/4 cup pear syrup with each pear. Top with fudge.