Amaretto Poached Pears

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Yield: 4 1x


This is one of the tastiest and prettiest desserts you will ever make. Sweet, soft pears with a good hint of amaretto. And the best part? They’re easy to make!



  • 4 pears, peeled and cores removed
  • 1 cup Amaretto
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • Optional: whipped cream or mascarpone cheese


  1. Peel pears and gently remove core from bottom with a paring knife and a small spoon
  2. Bring Amaretto and brown sugar to a boil in a sauce pan just big enough to fit the pears
  3. Add pears and cook covered for 15-20 minutes. Turn pears every few minutes to ensure all sides of the pears absorb some of the Amaretto flavour
  4. Remove pears and set aside
  5. Continue to simmer the Amaretto sugar mixture until it is reduced to 1/3 of a cup
  6. To serve, stand a pear in the middle of a plate. Drizzle with reduced Amaretto sauce and add a dollop of whipped cream or mascarpone cheese to the side of the pear