Yield: 4 servings

Spiced Tequila Poached Pears with Orange Pomegranate Coulis

2 spiced tequila poached pears with orange pomegranate sauce in a white ceramic bowl with a black background.

Pears poached in spiced tequila get drenched in an orange pomegranate sauce infused with triple sec...Spiced Tequila Poached Pears with Orange Pomegranate Sauce makes a lovely dessert for your holiday table... Perfect for 2 or more!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


Spiced Tequila Poached Pears

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups decent tequila (see post or notes)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 star anise
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 pears (or 1 per person)

Orange Pomegranate Sauce


  1. Bring the water, tequila, agave nectar, and spices to a boil, add the pears and reduce to a simmer. Cover. Cook 20-25 minutes until tender but not soft. Remove from the heat.
  2. In another pan, combine the juices, pomegranate molasses, and triple sec. Over medium high heat. Reduce by a third +/-, then whisk in the corn starch mixed with about 2 tablespoons water.
  3. Bring mixture back to a boil until thickened. Cool.
  4. Pour sauce into a squeeze bottle or other pouring vessel. Set aside until ready to serve.
  5. To serve, plate a pear, pour sauce over top and a generous puddle on the plate.
  6. Garnish with pomegranate arils.


Use a tequila you'd put in a margarita. No bottom shelf please!

Blood orange is so lovely, but substitute your favorite orange if you need to.

Remember to remove the peel (without pith) prior to juicing the orange.

Calories are an approximation only and based on 4 pears! There is enough poaching liquid for up to 4 pears. Your result depends on amount of sauce and how many servings.

Nutrition Information:



Amount Per Serving: Calories: 175