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In terms of fall fruit, pears all the time take a backseat to apples when it comes to reputation. Each time I’m going grocery purchasing this time of yr, I all the time choose up some Honeycrisp apples for myself, not often giving the pears a second look. However each time I do find yourself getting pears, I bear in mind how a lot I like them and surprise why I don’t purchase them extra typically. Pears are scrumptious!
Normally when I’ve pears readily available, I eat them with some almond butter or a slice of excellent cheese, however infrequently, I’ll poach them. Poached pears look fancy and sophisticated, however you’re actually simply simmering the pears on the stovetop — straightforward! Wine is a standard poaching liquid, however a easy combination of water, honey, a break up vanilla bean and spices is my favourite methodology once I’m poaching a pear for myself. Nothing fancy!
Another choice for poaching your pears is utilizing tea. And chai is my favourite as a result of all of the spices are already within the tea. These Chai Poached Pears take a while to make, however that point is usually hands-off — letting the pears gently simmer within the chai till they’re tender after which letting the poaching liquid boil till thick and syrupy. They’re a dessert that appears spectacular, so that they’re good for serving to dinner visitors (you’ll need to double or triple the recipe, after all), however they’re not so labor-intensive that you simply’d solely make them for particular events. So, principally, they’re one of the best sort of dessert.
This January, we’re republishing up to date recipes from Oh My Veggies’ first yr. This put up was initially revealed on March 6, 2011.
Chai Poached Pears with Cinnamon Whipped Cream
These Chai Poached Pears make a sublime dessert with minimal effort — nearly all the prepare dinner time is hands-off.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook dinner Time: 55 minutes
Complete Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
2 chai tea luggage
1 half cups boiling water
1/Three cup honey
2 ripe however agency Bosc pears, peeled and cored from the underside
half cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon sugar
half teaspoon floor cinnamon
Place the chai tea luggage right into a Three-quart pan and pour the boiling water excessive. Let the luggage steep for Eight-10 minutes. Take away the tea luggage, squeezing them to launch as a lot liquid as attainable. Stir within the honey. Add the pears and add sufficient water to barely cowl, then carry to a simmer. Cook dinner for 20-25 minutes, or till the pears are tender. Take away the pears with slotted spoon and put aside.
Carry the poaching liquid to a rolling boil. Let boil till syrupy, about 20-30 minutes.
To make the whipped cream, pour the heavy cream in a mixing bowl and add the sugar and cinnamon. Beat with a whisk or hand mixer till delicate peaks kind.
Place pears in a shallow dish or bowl. Spoon a number of the heat poaching syrup over the pears and add a spoonful of cinnamon whipped cream on the facet. Serve instantly.
Kiersten is the founder and editor of Oh My Veggies.