Poached Pears in ginger syrup

Ginger beer poached pears

“There are only ten minutes in the life of a pear when it is perfect to eat.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

3 Ingredient Poached Pears in Ginger Syrup with Whipped Cream

Makes 4 servings


  • 4 Pears
  • 1 bottle 750ml diet or normal ginger beer
  • 100ml thickened or whipping cream


  1. Poach pears in ginger beer for 30 minutes on medium to high heat, turning once after 20 mins
  2. When pears are soft, carefully remove from saucepan and put aside
  3. Reduce liquid until 6 to 8 tbsp remain
  4. Whip cream
  5. Spoon ginger reduction over pears and serve with cream. **add ginger slices for stronger ginger flavour but do not cook ginger for more than 10 minutes as it will turn the liquid bitter.

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