Poached Pears in Balsamic Raspberry Sauce

Enjoy pears with a sweet glaze.

  • Servings:
  • Cook Time: 50 mins
  • Main Ingredient: Pears


  • 6 medium pears ((Bosc or Bartlett))
  • 1 11.5 oz. can pear nectar
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup Polaner® Seedless Raspberry Spreadable Fruit
  • 1 Tbsp. Regina® Balsamic Vinegar


Combine water and 1/4 cup lemon juice in large bowl. Peel pears carefully, leaving stems intact. Cut a thin slice off bottoms of pears so they stand upright. Drop pears into lemon-water mixture. Heat nectar, 2 Tbsp. lemon juice and lemon peel in stockpot over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low; stand pears in nectar mixture. Cover; cook, basting occasionally, for 20 to 25 minutes or until pears are tender. Transfer pears to plate; keep warm. Add jelly and salt to nectar mixture in stockpot. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 10 to 12 minutes or until sauce thickens. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar. Pour about 1/4 cup sauce onto individual serving plates. Place pears in center standing upright. Garnish stems with mint leaves, if desired.

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