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Baesuk (Korean Steamed Pears)

Baesuk (Korean Steamed Pears). Korean pear dessert recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: pear
Servings: 4
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Sue | My Korean Kitchen


  • 1 Korean pear (490g / 1 pound), rinsed
  • 5 g ginger (0.2 ounces), (more can be added per your liking), peeled, thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 dried jujube ,pitted, thinly sliced
  • Some pine nuts (optional)
  • Some water (enough to simmer for 1 hour in a steamer pot)


  • Boil the water in a steamer pot.
  • (At the same time as step 1) Make a pear bowl and lid by slicing the top 1/5 of the pear to use it as a lid. Using a melon baller (or a small tea spoon), dig out the seeds (to discard) and flesh of the pear (to keep). Make sure you don’t dig out too much of the pear as it can collapse during steaming.
  • Fill the pear bowl with the sliced ginger, flesh of the pear, honey, jujube, and pine nuts. Close with the pear lid. Put the pear into a deep bowl to catch any liquid overflow during steaming.
  • Place the pear into the steamer and cook it on low heat for about 1 hour. Serve hot. (Can be served cold as a dessert. It tastes more like a medicine when served warm.)


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


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg