Baesuk (Honey Poached Pears) - Korean Royal Court Cuisine |
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Baesuk (Honey Poached Pears) - Korean Royal Court Cuisine Style

Baesuk (Honey poached pears). Korean pear dessert recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Korean
Servings: 4
Calories: 29kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen


  • 1 Korean pear (490 g / 1 pound), peeled
  • 3 cups water
  • 15 g ginger (0.5 ounces), peeled, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp sugar or honey
  • 24 black peppercorns (optional)
  • Some pine nuts (optional) to garnish


  • Put the sliced ginger into a pot and add the water. Boil over medium high heat until rolling boiling (7 to 8 mins).
  • (At the same time as step 1) Cut the pears into wedge shapes (about 8 pieces). Push through the black peppercorns on the back of the pears (typically 3 peppercorns per slice). You may want to use a chopstick or an equivalent tool to push them deep, so that they don’t fall out. Though, if you don’t like this additional peppercorn flavour, it can be omitted.
  • Discard the ginger from step 1. Add the sliced pears and sugar / honey into the pot. Boil them over low heat for about 10 mins.
  • Remove the pot from the heat and cool down. Chill in the fridge for a few hours. Garnish the drink with some pine nuts before serving. Serve cold or warm.


*1 Tbsp = 15 ml, 1 cup = 250 ml


Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.1mg