Orange Bourbon Chai Spice Poached Pears



  1. Add everything to a saucepan. Bring everything to a boil. Reduce to a low boil and cover. Cook until pears are fork tender, which will depend on how ripe they are to begin with. Anywhere from about 15-35 minutes.
  2. Remove pears from poaching liquid with a slotted spoon and allow to slightly cool on a plate before using them in the cake recipe.


These pears are also excellent on their own. You can poach more than 3 in this amount of liquid too.

You can swap the whole spices in the poaching liquid for 2 tablespoons of the chai spice blend above if you want.

Recipe by Fare Isle at