French Orange Poached Pears (Poire Avec Orange)


A lovely version of poached pears that I learned when visiting France. The syrup creates a marmalade flavor! It's perfect!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
3 servings


  • 1 ½ cups orange juice without pulp

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 3 whole pears, peeled and cored

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, mix together the orange juice, brown and white sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Place pears into the syrup, and cover; simmer pears for 1 hour and 15 minutes, spooning sauce over pears every 10 minutes, and turning pears over twice during cooking time.

  2. Transfer pears to individual serving dishes. Continue cooking the syrup, stirring often, until thickened, about 15 more minutes, then mix in the walnuts. Pour the sauce over the pears to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

498 Calories
13g Fat
95g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 3
Calories 498
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 14mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 95g 35%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 80g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 69mg 347%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 590mg 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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