Korean Steamed Pears (Baesuk) Recipe

Korean Steamed Pears (Baesuk) Recipe

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Baesuk is a simple and healthy dessert of steamed pears with ginger and honey. It's also a great and delicious cough home remedy.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 5 mins


  • 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
  • pine nuts, (optional)
  • water, (enough to simmer for 1 hour in a steamer pot)


  1. Boil the water in a steamer pot.
  2. Make a pear bowl and lid by slicing the top ⅕ 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).

  3. Fill the pear bowl with the sliced ginger, flesh of the pear, honey, jujube, and pine nuts. Close with the pear lid.

  4. Put the pear into a deep bowl to catch any liquid overflow during steaming.

  5. 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.)


  • Sugar: 13g
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  • Calcium: 5mg
  • Calories: 58kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 62mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 1mg
  • Vitamin A: 11IU
  • Vitamin C: 2mg
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