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Spiced Chai Poached Pears in whipped cream on antique gold rimmed Haviland china dessert plates BoulderLocavore.com

Spiced Chai Poached Pears

Pears poached in spiced chai are an easy, elegant dessert.  Diluted sweetened chai concentrate is used making prep for this recipe a breeze.  The final result are lightly spiced pears with the beautiful pear flavor shining through. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chai poached pears, poached pear recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 103 kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 4 Bosc Pears peeled from the stem down leaving the stems intact
  • Apple Corer
  • Paring Knife
  • 32 ounce box Spiced Chai Concentrate (sweetened)
  • 32 ounces Water


  1. Using an apple corer and/or paring knife, core the pears from underneath (aproximately 2/3's into the pear just to remove the seeds).  Peel the pears leaving the stems intact (refer to photos).

  2. In a large saucepan or stock pot, combine the chai concentrate and water and bring to a low boil over medium heat.  Place the pears in the liquid; either weight down with a flat-bottomed saucepan lid smaller in diameter than the cooking pot or ladle the liquid over the pears periodically to ensure all surfaces cook.  

Poach pears for 20-30 minutes until soft (they will still be fully intact). Remove with a slotter spoon and place on serving plates (with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream; optional).

Nutrition Facts
Spiced Chai Poached Pears
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 19mg1%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 7.7mg9%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.