Recipe courtesy of David Marcelli

Lemon Grass Spiced Poached Pears

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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2 Asian pears, peeled and cored

1/2 lemon, juiced

1/2 cup sugar

1 cup water

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 tablespoon honey

1 stalk lemon grass, halved


  1. Slice the pears in half. Coat with lemon juice to prevent browning.
  2. In a saucepot, add the sugar and water and bring to a boil to make a syrup. Reduce to a simmer and add the pear halves, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and lemon grass. Continue to cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until pears are tender, but not falling apart.