Poached Pears Recipe

Poached Pears

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Ingredients

Hard pears (1 per person) Orange Juice Fresh ginger cinnamon stick

best vanilla icecream

How to make Poached Pears


  1. Peel and core the pears - coring means that they cook evenly.
  2. Place the pears in a saucepan deep enough to allow the pears to submerge.
  3. Break a cinnamon stick into the saucepan
  4. Peel and slice an inch or so of fresh ginger root
  5. Fill the saucepan with orange juice until pears are submerged (they will tip over)
  6. Bring to the boil and then reduce to a slow simmer for 20-60 minutes until the pears are cooked through, but not so soft they won't stand upright.

  7. Remove the pears to a plate and cover. They will be served at room temperature.

  8. Turn up the heat and reduce the orange juice, ginger and cinnamon until it is thick and sticky.

  9. Spoon the sauce on to a plate, with some ginger and shreds of cinnamon. Stand the pear in the sauce and add a good dollop if best vanilla icecream.

The sauce keeps in the fridge for weeks - add it to icecream at any time and its good with a fruit salad and yoghurt.

  • winnie
    winnie says

    Seems like these pears will go well with the rack of lambs. I would love to see pictures of the finished dish =D

  • byronic
    byronic says

    yes. pictures will be forthcoming shortly - look back here again in a few weeks time.

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