Coffee Poached Pears

Submitted by Felicity Barnett

Coffee Poached Pears

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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins


  • 4 Pears, peeled, cored and cut in quarters
  • 500 mls Espresso coffee, freshly brewed
  • 1/4 cup Brown sugar
  • 1 Vanilla bean, split

Optional Side--

  • Honey Cinnamon Yoghurt/Icecream
  • 100g low fat Yoghurt or Vanilla icecream
  • 1 tbspn Honey
  • 1/4 tspn Cinnamon


  • Place coffee, sugar and vanilla bean in slow cooker bowl.
  • Turn slow cooker onto high and leave for approx 30 mins.
  • Gently place pear quarters in liquid.
  • Cover with a piece of baking paper to ensure they stay covered by liquid.
  • Replace lid on slow cooker.
  • Cook for 1.5-2.5hrs (1.5L Woolworths sc), until pears are tender.


  • Remove vanilla bean from poaching liquid prior to serving.
  • As a dessert serve pears with poaching syrup and yoghurt or icecream if using.
  • Can also be served for breakfast with yoghurt or cereal.
  • Pears will keep for 3-4 days in fridge in a firmly sealed container.

Optional Side--

  • While pears are poaching mix yoghurt or ice cream, honey and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Chill in fridge/freezer until ready to serve.
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