Citrus poached pear- no sugar added dessert

They say there are no true friends in the blogger world.I would like to disobey this rule.  There is one person,  I met  as a friend first before we both took our paths as bloggers.

 Our journey was pretty interesting. She comes up with stunning Indian recipes and me as usual with whacky twists. However there was one recipe on her blog which caught my attention.  The poached pears in citrus flavors.

So,  this blogiverssery of hers I wanted to do a bit of something  for her priced possession, her blog.  The person is none other than Poonam Bacchav and her blog Annapurna.

Now what makes me like this recipe,  this simple recipe is so much flavorful than eating the pear or steamed pear (never liked the steamed one) . The magic that the spices and the citrus provides is a luscious smooth sauce.

The original recipe from Poonam’s blog Annapurna is here.

The evolution of Citrus poached pear

Citrus poached pear, no sugar added

There are a few swaps I made to the original recipe like the lemon  zest and pepper corns added to the poaching liquid to bring out the sweetness  of the pear. In the poaching liquid I needed the intensity of the citrus and fruits.. So chucked the water and gave the full blast intensity of the citrus.  I also felt the pear is quite sweet so the apple juice added in flavour and just the necessary amount of natural sugar.Hmm hmm hmm.. I can’t wait to dig my spoon into this pear which is waiting for me..

How about you try this one too.

Citrus poached pear with no sugar added

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Citrus poached pear

No added sugar recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Desserts, Sweets and savories
Cuisine International, One pot, Summer, Vegan
Servings 2 halves
Calories 126 kcal


  • 1 pear
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 stick cinnamon stick
  • 4-7 peppercorns
  • lemon zest from half a lemon
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)


  • Wash and peel the pear keeping the stalk intact. Cut into two halves. Set aside.
  • Into juice a sauce pan add the apple juice and orange juice. follow this by the spices
  • Bring it to a slow boil.
  • Add in the pears into the boiling sauces
  • Cover cook the pears for 25-30 minutes or until tender.
  • Turn the pear every 10 minutes so it coats in the sauce evenly.
  • The pear would be spoon tender to be done.
  • Boil down the sauces for 5 minutes more to create a luscious sauce.
  • Serve hot with a scoop of cold ice cream or serve chilled with the luscious sauce


Serving: 70gCalories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 1gFat: 0.2gSaturated Fat: 0.02gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.04gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 240mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27g
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Poonam Bachhav
6 years ago

Hi Seema
Thank you so much for the lovely gesture. I am honored. I am glad you could relate yourself with the recipe. Loved your twist in the recipe. Will try out this version next time.

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