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Saffron Poached Pears Recipe

Saffron Poached Pears Recipe


  • Servings : 4 Adults
  • READY IN : 45 minuts
  • GOOD FOR : Lunch

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Saffron Poached Pears Recipe – Try infusing pears with the taste of saffron to make a unique and tasty pudding

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Nutrition : per serving

Kcal fat saturates carbs
548 15g 8g 75g

sugars fibre protein salt
3g 3g 21g 1.1g


saffron, generous pinch
6 tbsp warm water
100g caster sugar
175ml water
75ml ginger wine
1 star anise
1 strip orange peel, pared with a peeler
4 medium Conference pears, peeled with stalks left on
dollops of mascarpone, to serve


1. Soak the saffron in warm water and leave for an hour. Dissolve the caster sugar in the water and ginger wine in a medium pan. Turn up the heat and boil for 3-4 minutes before adding the star anise and orange peel. Turn the heat to low and add the pears, peeled with stalks left on. Press scrunched grease proof paper lightly over the pears. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, occasionally turning.

2. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to a bowl. Strain the syrup into a jug and stir in the soaked saffron and liquid. Pour over the pears. Cover and chill for 24 hours, turning once.

3. Place each pear on a separate plate, drizzle over a little syrup. Serve with dollops of mascarpone.

Preparation Video

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