NAPSI-Certified Maple Water Poached Pears

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Recipe — NAPSI-certified Maple Water Poached Pears
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4 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 4 Anjou or Bartlett pears, peeled
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 4 cups NAPSI-certified maple water


  1. Use a melon baller to core each pear through the bottom so it remains whole.
  2. Sprinkle with lemon juice and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, bring maple water to a boil. Simmer 2-3 minutes.
  4. Stand pears in simmering maple water and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes or until the tip of a knife can be inserted easily.
  5. Remove from heat, let cool, then refrigerate pears in poaching liquid until chilled (about 2 hours).
  6. Remove pears from liquid. In a saucepan, reduce maple water over high heat until syrupy.
  7. Serve pears with syrup (warmed or chilled) poured over top.

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