Poached Pears infused in saffron, cardomom & rose petal

 

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This was one of those recipies where you think let’s try something without chocolate! Yes I know it sounds blasfamous to chocolate lovers, me included but my daughter loved it and it ticked off one of her 5 fruit a day goal 😁 and was absolutely delishious.

Ingredients

3 pears (peeled and washed)

2 tsp soft light brown sugar

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp cardomom

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp dry rose petals

1/4 tsp ground saffron

1/2 cup cold water

1/2 tsp pistachio slivers for garnish

1/2 tsp almond slivers for garnish

Method

Peel and wash 3 ripe pears and set aside.

In a medium sized saucepan large enough to fit the pears in. Add all the dry ingredients and the vanilla extract.

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Add the water stir so that all the sugar disolves and dry spices mix well.

Add the pears to the syrup and place on a high heat for 10 minutes until the water comes to the boil.

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Reduce the heat to low and allow the pears and syrup to simmer for another 10 / 15 minutes. While simmering take a tablespoon and pie the syrup over the pears to ensure all sides get covered with the syrup.

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The syrup should not be thick, but slightly runny

Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Garnish with pistachio and almond slivers.

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Happy eating.

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