poached pears
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Course: Breakfast, Desert, Side Dish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 224 kcal
Author: sanne

pears poached in elderberry juice with cinnamon, ginger, orange and cloves



  • 700 gr pears 6 pieces
  • 250 ml elderberry juice
  • 250 ml water
  • 1 tbsp honey raw
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 gr ginger
  • 1 clove
  • 1/4 orange peel only


  1. clean and peel the pears. You can choose to leave them in 1 piece or cut them in quarters and remove the core. This will reducing the cooking time

  2. heat the elderberry juice, water (optionally), spices, orange peel and honey, until the honey is resolved

  3. add the pears and slowly bring them to the boil, while you poor the juice over to give them an equal colour on all sides

  4. when they boil, reduce the heat, put the lid on and let them simmer for 45 to 90 minutes. Turn them every 15 minutes and poor over the juice. If you use whole pears, it will take between 60 and 90 minutes. If you use quartered pears it will take between 30 and 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts
poached pears
Amount Per Serving (2 pears)
Calories 224
% Daily Value*
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 523mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 59g 20%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 29g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 11.7%
Vitamin C 55.6%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 10.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.