Poached Pears

Fresh fruit is one of the joys of spring and summer, so try these pears poached in tea for a fun, fresh flavor. You may never reach for a can of fruit again! ~ Alan

* As featured in Issue 7 of Adventures with Tea eMagazine!

Tea-Poached Pears

Tea-Poached Pears

Poached Pears

Course Dessert, Side Dish
Keyword pear
Author Alan & Marlys Arnold - Adventures with Tea


  • 4-5 tsp Breath of Spring loose tea (or other fruit or spice flavor)
  • 2 cups Water
  • 3 Pears quartered (try Anjou, Bartlett, or Bosc)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar


  1. Brew the tea as directed using 2 cups of water. Pour brewed tea into a 2-quart sauce pan. Stir in the sugar and place pan on stove over medium heat until steaming.
  2. Add the sliced pears, then cover pan. Simmer on low heat for 20-40 minutes or until pears are fork tender.

  3. Serve these hot or you can also let cool and store pears in the liquid in a covered dish in the refrigerator. Any extra liquid? Pour into a glass and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Recommended tea flavors: Breath of Spring or Vanilla Spice Chai

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