Make this easy Stewed Pears recipe in just 15 minutes with 5 simple ingredients. Sliced pears are stewed in a cinnamon and clove spiced syrup. Delicious on yogurt, ice cream, oatmeal, waffles and more.
Place the sugar, water, lemon juice and cinnamon stick into a medium-sized pot over a medium heat and simmer, stirring occasionally until the sugar dissolves.
Peel and core the pears and cut into quarters, and add them to the pot.
Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the fruit is soft and begins to break down. Remove and discard the cinnamon stick and cloves.
Enjoy hot or cold. Delicious on yogurt, pancakes, waffles, ice cream, granola or cheesecake. Get creative with the tasty stewed pears.
Swap the water for red wine or mulled wine for a more festive Christmas dessert.I prefer to peel my pears before stewing, but you can leave the skin on. It softens as it cooks.Firmer pears will take longer to cook, while ones that are riper could cook quicker. Keep an eye on them as you want the stewed pears to be cooked and soft, but not collapsing.Try adding a thumb-sized piece of peeled root ginger, chopped to your stewed pears.Add a star anise or a large pinch of ground cardamom for another flavor.