Poached Pears

Preparation info

  • Makes


    pear halves
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Simple Art of Perfect Baking

By Flo Braker

Published 1984

  • About

Poached Pears are delicious served plain or with Classic Caramel Cream.

These are used in La Fleur.


  • 2 medium-size (8 ounces each) underripe pears
  • 1 recipe Poaching Syrup


Peel the firm pears with a vegetable peeler, following the contour of the fruit as closely as possible. (This is particularly important when you prepare fruit that will be visible, such as in a tart.) Cut each pear in half and with a paring knife or melon bailer, clean out the seed area.

Pour Poaching Syrup into a -