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Vanilla Cinnamon Poached Pears

  • Author: Emily
  • Total Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


A beautiful and simple way to serve fresh pears, slow cooked over several hours in aromatics that impart a lovely flavor. Serve with breakfast or after dinner as a dessert.


  • 3 ripe but still firm pears, peeled, sliced in half and cored
  • 1 bottle of sparkling cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean, sliced lengthwise tip to tip
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 4 oz of cream cheese, softened (1/2 a package)
  • 4 oz of marshmallow creme


  1. Place pears, cinnamon stick and vanilla bean in a slow cooker. Pour the entire bottle of sparkling cider over the pears and set the slow cooker to your desired time, (low for overnight) either high or low will work.
  2. When finished, remove pears and set aside. Discard the cinnamon stick and vanilla bean. Pour the poaching liquid into a large sauce pan, stir in the brown sugar, and boil over high heat until reduced to about one quarter the original amount of liquid. Remove from heat.
  3. Whip the cream cheese and marshmallow creme together with either a stand mixer or hand held mixer. Serve individual pears with a dollop of cream cheese mixture and syrup drizzled over the top.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1