Ginger Spiced Poached Pears
Tender, spicy sweetness. Great on their own or with your favourite cake or cookie.
Prep time: 15 min |
Cook time: 60 min |
Total time: 75 min
- 4 ripe yet very firm Bosc or Bartlett pears (canned pears without sugar can be used)
- 4 cups water
- 2/3 cup honey or maple syrup
- 4-inch piece fresh ginger, sliced
- 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half (optional)
Add the water & honey to a 4-quart pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Heat and stir until warm. then add the ginger, and cinnamon stick.
Slip the pears into the liquid and turn the heat down to a simmer. Cover and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the pears can be just pierced with a fork.
Pears can be removed at this point and the syrup can simmer for another 15 -20 minutes to reduce.
Can be served warm or cold, flavours get better by the next day
Tagged as: Desserts,