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Close up stewed pears in a bowl, with fresh pears, cinnamon sticks and a vintage serving spoon on the side.
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5 from 1 vote

Stewed pears

These stewed pears have just four ingredients and are quick and easy to make. They are refined sugar free and make a delicious snack, dessert or even breakfast!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: cinnamon pears, healthy breakfast, healthy dessert, healthy snack, naturally gluen free, naturally vegan, poached pears, refined sugar free, stewed pears, vanilla poached pears


  • 4 medium pears
  • ¼ cup (60mls) water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Peal and core the pears and slice into quarters. You can leave the skin on if you prefer, it will soften as it cooks.
  • Put the water into a small bowl and add the vanilla essence. Mix well.
  • Put the pears into a small pot on the stove. Pour over the water and vanilla. Sprinkle over the cinnamon.
  • Put the lid on the pot and cook until soft. For already soft ripe pears this will take about five minutes. For hard, crunchy, under ripe pears will take about ten to fifteen minutes.
  • Remove from post, serve and enjoy!