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Spiced Poached Pears

These pears make a great dinner party dessert.

Serves: 4 | Ready in: 40 | Suitable for vegetarians

Spiced Poached Pears


  1. Peel the pears and place in a saucepan with the water to stop discolouring. Add the spices, lemon zest and sugar and bring to the boil.
  2. Simmer gently for about 20 minutes, or until the pears are tender.
  3. Remove the pears from the syrup and keep in a shallow bowl. Return the liquid to the heat and simmer gently to reduce to a thick syrupy texture.
  4. Once thick, add the lemon juice and pour over the pears. Serve with a sprinkling of chopped pistachios and a drizzle of the reduced syrup along with some crème fraîche.