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.

Lemon Grass Spiced Poached Pears