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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.

ginger, cinnamon, and honey-poached pears over greek yogurt, granola bowl

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).

These honey-poached pears would taste fantastic over a simple overnight oatmeal or chia pudding. Alternatively, you can pair them with a bit of vanilla ice cream for a healthy dessert. 

They are seriously such a delicious, yet healthy treat! I hope you love them as much as I do.

ginger, cinnamon, and honey-poached pears over greek yogurt, granola bowl

Ingredients Needed

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.

sliced bosc pears on wooden cutting board

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!

ginger cinnamon honey poached pears in a pot

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.

ginger, cinnamon, and honey-poached pears over greek yogurt, granola bowl

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
  • potassium
  • copper
two bosc pears

More Healthy Fall Breakfast Ideas

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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.
ginger, cinnamon, and honey-poached pears over greek yogurt, granola bowl
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Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

*Store any extra pear slices with the poaching liquid in an air-tight container. Pears will keep in the refrigerator for about 3-5 days.

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