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Piloncillo Poached Pears

Simmer red pears in a syrup of piloncillo, cinnamon, and cloves until they become tender and absorb all the delicious flavors.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 to 8 servings
Calories: 315.27kcal



  • In a saucepan large enough to hold all the pears, combine water, piloncillo, cinnamon stick, and cloves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until piloncillo melts.
  • Cut the pears in half vertically. Using a measuring spoon or melon baller, scoop out the seeds.
  • Add the pears and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, turning occasionally, until the pears are tender.
  • Place each pear on a small serving plate with a scoop of yoghurt. Drizzle with the syrup and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
  • Serve immediately.


There are many yoghurt options out there for this recipe but I like Mountain High! A no-fuss yoghurt made with quality ingredients and the plain one is unsweetened! 


Calories: 315.27kcal | Carbohydrates: 78.61g | Protein: 0.69g | Fat: 0.28g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Sodium: 8.53mg | Potassium: 206.48mg | Fiber: 5.98g | Sugar: 68.07g | Vitamin A: 44.5IU | Vitamin C: 7.66mg | Calcium: 45.39mg | Iron: 0.85mg