Pear Compote with Maple Syrup and Spices

Pear Compote with Maple Syrup and Spices

4 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 15 min

Standing 30 min

240 calories per serving 


8 pears, peeled and quartered   1.2 kg
4 tsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed   1/2 lemon
1 vanilla beans   2 g
1/3 cup maple syrup   85 mL
1 star anise   1 g
1 pinch nutmeg    
1 tsp ground cinnamon   3 g


  1. Peel and core the pears, then cut each into 4 wedges. Put them in a saucepan, tossing them with the lemon juice, to avoid darkening.
  2. Slit the vanilla bean lengthwise down the centre, scrape out some of the seeds, then add them along with the scraped bean to the saucepan. Pour in the maple syrup, add the star anise, grated nutmeg, and cinnamon.
  3. Cover and cook over medium-low heat about 15 min, with occasional stirring, until the pears are soft but not falling to pieces.
  4. Let the pears cool down about 30 min, then remove the star anise and the vanilla bean. Serve lukewarm or at room temperature into cups, spooning the syrup on top.


* The used vanilla bean may be rinsed, dried and stored for reuse.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (310g)


% DV*

* DV = Daily Value




0.5 g

1 %

Saturated 0.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

0 %


0 mg


5 mg

0 %


63 g

21 %


9 g

35 %


44 g


1 g

Vitamin A

2 %

Vitamin C

25 %


6 %


8 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: serving
Grain Products: 0 serving
Milk and Alternatives: 0 serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Free :
Cholesterol, Fat, Saturated Fat, Trans Fat
Low :
Source of :
Calcium, Copper, Folacin, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Zinc
Good source of :
Potassium, Vitamin K
Excellent source of :
Fibre, Manganese, Vitamin B2
Diet-related health claims :
Artery-healthy, Heart-healthy

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This recipe is in the following categories: Fruits | Desserts | Artery-healthy | Halal | Heart-healthy | High Fibre | Kosher | Low Cholesterol | Low Fat | Low Saturated Fat | Low Sodium | Vegan | Vegetarian

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