These poached pears are so simple and are packed with flavour. They can be dressed up for a fancy dinner or served simply with some good vanilla ice cream for a mid week treat.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 20 mins
Total time: 30 mins
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- 1 litre water
- 265 g sugar
- 4 ripe but firm pears
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 tsps whole cloves
- Half a lemon
- 1 split vanilla bean
- 8 fresh ginger slices
- Thinly peel all the pears, trying to keep as much of the shape as possible.
- Add the pears to the pan and poach gently for approx. 15 - 20 mins or until the pears are cooked through.
- Remove from the heat and let the pears cool whilst sitting in the liquid.
- Serve with caramel sauce or a good vanilla ice cream.