Simple Poached Pears

Simple Poached Pears
Photo by Becky Luigart-Stayner


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 (2-inch) lemon rind strip
  • 6 (2-inch) lemon rind strips (optional)
  • 6 firm Anjou pears, peeled, cored, and halved
  • 3 tablespoons Poire Williams or other pear liqueur

1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large saucepan; bring to a simmer. Add 1 rind strip. Reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until tender. Remove pears from pan with a slotted spoon; cover and chill. 2. Bring cooking liquid to a boil over high heat; cook until syrupy and reduced to 1 cup (about...

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