See more

Spiced Pears with Cream

All You FEBRUARY 2006

  • Yield: 6 Servings
  • Cost Per Serving:$1.33


  • 4 red pears, halved, cored and sliced
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • Grated peel of 1 lemon
  • 4 cloves
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 6 black peppercorns
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/8 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Shortbread cookies, optional


In a large bowl, toss pears in lemon juice.

Combine apple cider, honey, lemon peel, cloves, cinnamon stick and peppercorns in a large skillet. Add pears and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Cover and cook until pears just begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to a dish; set aside.

Increase heat to medium-high and reduce sauce until it's slightly syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and strain; discard spices.

Whip heavy cream with sugar and vanilla extract. Serve with pear slices and, if desired, cookies.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 271
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 9g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrate: 36g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 55mg
  • Sodium: 16mg

Go to Full Version of

Spiced Pears with Cream Recipe