Cinnamon Poached Pears with Sorbet Print Recipe Print Recipe

I’m watching Black Swan as I [attempt] to write this.

Really, I’m just hiding behind my computer screen to keep from having an anxiety attack.

Dude, this ‘ish is intense.

and then my husband here, talking his anxiety out loud.  not helping.

You know when you just need something light. movie. dessert. in some cases, both.

Cinnamon Poached Pears and maybe a little Sex and the City.  wait, bad choice. Let’s go with Father of the Bride.

I love how light and refreshing this dessert is. Paired with either a raspberry or lemon sorbet or maybe good ol’ vanilla bean. A favorite of mine, which also pairs nicely is the coconut ice cream, dairy-free.

This could also be a great option for Thanksgiving for those gluten and dairy free.

Yes, you’ve seen this recipe before. Right here.

ps. If you’re looking to make changes in your health/diet/lifestyle, check THIS out.


Cinnamon Poached Pears with Raspberry Sorbet

PRINT Recipe


  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 4 Bosc pears [with stems], peeled and cored from bottom

Optional: Raspberry or Lemon sorbet


In a large saucepan, combine lemon zest, cinnamon stick, vanilla bean, allspice, ground pepper, apple cider, and 1 cup water.

Add pears. Bring to a simmer. Cook, turning pears occasionally, until softened slightly, but not falling apart, about 20 minutes. Remove the pears and transfer to large bowl.

Increase the heat to boil the cider mixture until its reduced to a syrup, about 15 minutes. Remove the cinnamon [compost or trash]. Pour syrup over pears; refrigerate.

Serve pears with sorbet of choice.


*Gluten-free * Dairy-free

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  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    The pink sorbet on that light colored pear…mmmm, so pretty! Good stuff!

  • Bev Weidner


    Let’s watch it soon and eat 15 of these pears, m’kay?

  • Maria

    Such an elegant dessert-love it!

  • Katie

    FATHER OF THE BRIDE?! Let’s be friends, mmmkay?

    And I’m scared of Black Swan. I haven’t seen it, but it looks like it would scare me a lot.

  • allison

    ahh! looks delicious.. i mustr try this!

  • Jessica @ How Sweet

    I love for Father of the Bride. Seriously… you have no idea.

  • Sarah @ Engineering Deliciousness

    Oh my- this looks incredible. So classy. yet easy to pull off. And bravo for getting me to want fruit as a dessert- Not too often am I pulled to a non-chocolate treat (Yes, my name is Sarah and I’m a chocoholic), but I have to try these soon. And watch Father of the Bride- L.O.V.E. that movie 🙂

  • Andrea @ Strawberry-Chic

    I am definitely in need of some “light” recipes. This looks delicious!

  • Kayla @ Sheriff of the Kitchen

    Uhm yum!! I love poached pears…always looking for new ways to switch it up…raspberry sorbet seems to be just that! I’m interested to try the coconut dairy free ice cream. I love coconut everything. Where do you buy it? Whole foods?

  • Kim-Cook It Allergy Free

    What a beautiful presentation and such a cool idea. I love these. What a great recipe. And that movie creeped the heck out of me too. 😉

  • Sweet Marcella

    These are unbelievably beautiful! Great photography and great recipe. I want these in front of me right now!

  • Ridgely’s Radar

    So beautifully done!

  • Andrew



    I’m blown away….