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Poached Pears

Poached Pears


"This dish is simple yet elegant. It is not too sweet, not too heavy, and oh so yummy. When we made this dish at the former Lancaster Health Center, the guests loved it!" said Chef Mosa.

Why We Love This Recipe 

A good pacifier for both Vata and Pitta with its cooling influence and sweet taste, pears are on our list of favorite fruits. Ginger and cinnamon nourish digestion and cardamom has a tridoshic influence, you can see why we favor it for its balancing properties. Serve poached pears at breakfast or for an after dinner dessert. Either way, it's sure to be a family favorite!


  • 2 to 3 ripe organic pears 
  • water 
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon of finely-slivered fresh ginger 
  • 1 cinnamon stick 
  • 1 pinch of cardamom powder 
  • Optional — 2 tablespoons of organic raisins 


  1. Peel and cut the pears into quarters or smaller. 
  2. Combine all ingredients in a stainless steel pot. Add water to cover the pears by half. Cook over a low heat for 30 to 40 minutes or until the juice becomes like a syrup. 

Options: Use organic apple juice instead of water (and not organic brown sugar). Serve on a platter or in a bowl and garnish with mint leaves. 

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