Spiced poached pears

It’s always a little harder getting up on these cold dark mornings, but knowing there’s a super tasty breakfast waiting makes it a little easier…..these poached pears on top of a bowl of a hot porridge will have you jumping out of bed!


4-5 pears (I used conference)

2 medjool dates

250ml boiled water

1-2 tablespoons coconut sugar (or maple syrup)

1 teaspoon mixed spice/ pumpkin spice



Place water, sugar, dates and spice into a small/medium saucepan and bring to boil. Once boiling reduce heat and stir until sugar is dissolved. Once softened mash dates into liquid.
Meanwhile peel pears and use a melon baler to scoop out the cores.
Add pears to liquid, bring liquid back to boil and then reduce to a low simmer, cook pears until soft, 5-7 minutes (You want the pears to retain their structure).
Remove from heat, transfer pears and liquid to a container and leave to cool.
Serve on top of porridge or with a spoon of coconut yogurt and a sprinkle of granola.

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Recipe by Regina of Kitchen Table Baking https://kitchentablebaking.wordpress.com/ Instagram @kitchentablebaking