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Pears and Figs in Honey Syrup

Pears and figs are easy to prepare. To make this delicious and simple fruit sauce, simply poach the pears and figs in coffee or brown sugar. Depending on the ripeness of the fruit, it will take anywhere from eight to fifteen minutes. To make the figs, simmer the syrup for 10 minutes. Then, serve the syrup over the sliced tangy berries or couscous.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Moroccan
Servings 4 bowls
Calories 193 kcal


  • 1 Lemon
  • 6 TBS Clear Honey
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 Cardamom Pod
  • 2 Pears I used Bosc
  • 8 Fresh Figs I used Mission


  • Peel the rind from a lemon using a zester or peeler and cut into very thin strips.
  • Place the lemon rind, honey, cinnamon stick, cardamom pod, and 1 1/2 cup water in a pan and boil for about 10 minutes, or until reduced by half.
  • Cut the pears into eighths, discarding the core. leave the peel on or discard, as preferred. Place in the syrup, add the figs and simmer for about 5 minutes or until the fruit is tender.
  • Transfer the fruit to a serving bowl. Continue cooking the liquid until syrupy, then discard the cinnamon stick and pour over the figs and pears.



The sugar and water should be placed in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. They should be brought to a boil, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Add half a cinnamon stick, if desired, and a pinch of ginger. Then add the figs in the syrup and let them simmer for about 10 minutes. If you want a thicker syrup, allow the fruit to cool and then strain the liquid.
Keyword fig, honey syrup, pear