No ImageMarsala Poached Pears

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  1. Jenifer

    I made this using sweet, Boronia Marsala, and left out the anise – was wonderful just with the cloves and cinnamon.
    I would halve the pears next time and lie them down, to avoid the unattractive red tide mark partway up.
    Otherwise, yum! Perfect! And the leftover syrup is very nice over ice cream.

  2. kmiffy

    I made this with cardamom instead of star anise as suggested by Elise in the comments section, and it turned out great! A lovely alternative for those of us who aren’t fans of anise.

  3. Anton

    Could you substitute anise seeds for star anise? They differ in flavor, so how much would you recommend to use in this case?

    I haven’t tried that substitute, so wouldn’t know what to tell you. If you do try it, please let us know how it turns out for you. ~Elise

  4. Nate

    I recently poached some Asian pears in sake with ume (Japanese pickled plum) for flavoring. Poached pears are a great dessert!

  5. Adam

    I had a bunch of pears sitting around so I just made this.

    “Cleanup on aisle delicious!”

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