Pear Compote with Maple Syrup and Spices

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Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min Standing : 30 min
240 calories/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

per 1 serving (310 g)


% Daily Value




0 g

1 %

Saturated 0.1 g
+ Trans 0 g

0 %


0 mg


10 mg

0 %


63 g

21 %


9 g

35 %


44 g

Net Carbs

54 g


1 g

Vitamin A

2 %

Vitamin C

24 %


6 %


8 %


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


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Fruits 2 ½
Other Foods 1 ½

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october 20, 2021 | I would make this recipe again

I made it exactly as written with the exception of the time. It needed an additional 20 minutes to cook at medium to get it to the soft but not falling apart stage. It's delicious and I would even do this with a vanilla, coffee, walnut or cinnamon ice cream.

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april 30, 2010 | I would make this recipe again

Very simple and very good recipe

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