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Spiced Poached & Stewed Pears Compote

How to make homemade Stewed Pears. Our easy poached pear compote recipe is flavoured with cinnamon, sherry, wine, amaretto and Grand Marnier.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Stewed Pears
Servings: 8
Calories: 173kcal


  • French knife
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • Large Skillet
  • Wooden spoon or spatula


  • 2 tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 5 tbsp White Sugar
  • 3 Whole Cloves
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1/2 cup Riesling White Wine
  • 5 cups Pears sliced
  • 1/4 cup Dry Sherry
  • 4 tbsp Disaronno
  • 4 tbsp Grand Marnier


  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the butter and melt, stirring constantly.
  • Stir in the sugar, cloves, cinnamon, and wine and cook at a simmer, stirring constantly, until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Allow the liquid to cook until it is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Add the pear slices, sherry, Disaronno and Grand Marnier and cook, turning them once until they are fork-tender, about 10 minutes.
  • Let cool and serve over ice cream or yogurt.


Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 25.6g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1.8g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 132mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 19.7g | Calcium: 11mg