Lemongrass poached pears

  • Servings : 6
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 15m
  • Ready In : 20m

I usually don’t like fusion food but this is one dish that works! Pears are usually poached in wine but here, they are poached in lemongrass which gives the dish a warm comforting feel. We usually pair this dish with cinnamon ice cream. Delish!

This dish has a very clean taste of just one spice – lemongrass. I’ve seen similar recipes with loads of spices added such as star anise, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. which can be overwhelming. Less is more in this case! 😉

I realise that the proportions for this dish are a bit vague. It’s because you need enough water to cover the pears and it also depends on the size of your pot. The amount of sugar given is just an estimate. If your pears are really sweet then you can use less sugar and vice versa if the pears are bland.


  • 6 pears
  • 3 parts water
  • 1.5 parts sugar
  • 2 stalks lemongrass


Step 1

Bring the water to a boil and add the sugar.

Step 2

Bruise the lemongrass and add them to the pot.

Step 3

Cook for about 10 minutes until the water is infused with lemongrass flavour.

Step 4

Add the pears and poached for 10 minutes or until the pears are soft but not mushy.

Step 5

Remove the pears and reduce the syrup by half.

Step 6

Serve the pears with a few tablespoons of the reduced syrup and cream or cinnamon ice cream.

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