Coffee Poached Pears

Servings: 2
Prep time:
20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan


  • 4 firm pears, such as Packham or Beurre Bosc
  • 750 ml water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Moccona Classic Dark Roast
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean, split down the centre
  • 1 Tbsp rum or whisky, optional
  • To serve: Amaretti biscuits, crumbled
  • Cream, yoghurt or ice cream (optional)


  1. 01

    Peel pears. Cut in half, and carefully scoop out core.

  2. 02

    Place sugar and water into a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Add Moccona, cinnamon stick, vanilla, and rum or whisky if using. Stir to combine.

  3. 03

    Add pear halves to the saucepan and bring back to a simmer. Cover pears with a circle of baking paper and cook 10 - 12 minutes until pears are tender when pierced with the tip of a knife. Remove fruit with a slotted spoon and place in a heat-proof serving bowl.

  4. 04

    Increase heat to medium-high and simmer syrup for a further 10 - 15 minutes untilreduced by about half. Pour syrup over pears.

  5. 05

    Serve pears with crumbled amaretti, and a drizzle of coffee syrup.