Honey-Poached Pear Yogurt Bowl
These ginger-cinnamon and honey-poached pears are a delicious breakfast treat! Pair them with greek yogurt and granola as I did here, or add them to oatmeal or chia pudding for another easy breakfast idea.
With the change of seasons into fall, I can’t help but get excited about fall fruits, vegetables, and spices!
Today, I want to share one of my favourite breakfast recipes for the cooler months: these warming ginger, cinnamon, and honey-poached pears served with Greek yogurt, granola, and pistachios.
If you’ve never poached fruit before, don’t worry – you’d be surprised at how easy it is!
While poaching takes about 30 minutes, you can keep leftover poached pears in the fridge to be used as a quick topping for future breakfasts (or dessert).
They are seriously such a delicious, yet healthy treat! I hope you love them as much as I do.
This recipe is super simple and all you need are 5 ingredients, plus whatever meal you’d like to serve the poached pears with!
How To Poach Pears
Poached pears seem like a decadent dish, but the cooking process is really quite simple!
TIP: You will want to use moderately-ripe but not mushy pears. Most sources will suggest using Bosc pears, which are the ones I used in this recipe.
Start by bringing a large pot of water to a low boil and adding the fresh ginger, cinnamon, and honey, whisking everything together.
Peel, core, and quarter the pears and add them to the pot.
Cook the pears on a simmer for about 25-30 minutes, uncovered. The pears should be fork-tender (with no resistance) once done.
Remove the pears from heat and serve them as desired. That’s it!
What To Serve With Poached Pears
I love serving these honey-poached pears over a bowl of plain greek yogurt with some granola (as pictured).
Alternatively, you could try serving these pears with:
- warm oatmeal
- overnight oats (cold)
- a simple chia pudding
- pancakes or waffles (slice them + place on top!)
- vanilla ice cream
How To Store Poached Pears
You can keep the poached pears in the fridge for about 3-5 days and add them to quick breakfasts or desserts.
Simply keep the pears IN their poaching liquid, and store in an air-tight container.
Pear Nutrition Benefits
Pears are one of the best fruit-sources of dietary fibre, with one medium-sized pear providing 6 grams (about 22% of your daily fibre needs).
Fibre helps to promote gut health, regular digestion, heart health, weight management, and blood sugar control.
Pears are also a source of different micronutrients, including:
- vitamin C
- vitamin K
More Healthy Fall Breakfast Ideas
- Ginger Cinnamon Baked Pear Oatmeal
- Healthy Sautéed Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
- Gingerbread Steel Cut Oatmeal
- Blueberry Banana Baked Oatmeal
- Blood Orange Bircher Muesli
- Easy Grated Apple Bircher Muesli
- 4-Ingredient Chia Seed Pudding
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Get the Recipe: Honey-Poached Pears With Yogurt & Granola
For the poached pears:
- 2 large Bosc pears
- 1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
- **Adjust seasonings to taste
Additional: (to serve)
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Granola (I like Nature’s Path, Oat My Goodness, or Purely Elizabeth)
- Chopped pistachios or other nuts and toppings
- In a large pot of about 3 cups water (enough to cover pears), place freshly grated ginger, honey & cinnamon. Bring to a low boil.
- Peel, core, and quarter pears and add to water.
- Keep liquid at a simmer until the pears are cooked through, about 25-30 mins. Poking them with a fork will tell you if they're ready (there should be no resistance)!
- Remove from heat and allow pears to cool in the liquid.
- Top bowls of yogurt with 2 pear quarters. Add granola, pistachios, some freshly grated ginger, a sprinkle of cinnamon, and additional honey if needed. Feel free to experiment with toppings and spices as you wish!