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Brandied Pears

Brandied pears are poached pears cooked in a sweet brandy sauce with brown sugar. This easy 5-minute recipe pairs perfectly with ice cream, whipped cream or custard. It's also amazing served on pancakes or oatmeal.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: brandy, brown sugar, dairy free, easy, pears
Servings: 4
Calories: 167kcal
Author: Tonje


  • Pot


  • 2 pears
  • cup water
  • cup brandy
  • cup brown sugar


  • Peel the pears. Slice them in half down the middle, and remove the stems and cores.
    2 pears
  • Add water, sugar and brandy to a small pot on the stove top. Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, and whisk to dissolve the sugar in the sauce.
    ⅓ cup water, ⅓ cup brandy, ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • Add the pears, and allow these to simmer for a few minutes, or until they are soft enough to easily pierce with a fork.



  • Store leftover brandy poached pears in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Serve the pears warm or cold, with a topper like ice cream, whipped cream or custard.
  • Use non-alcoholic brandy if you want to make the dish alcohol free.


Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 128mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg