Poached Pear with Black Tea


Today I tried a new recipe, poached  pear infused in tea combined with aromatic spices. The pear was poached in maple syrup, cinnamon, cardamom and Star Anise,  I served my poach pear with yogurt and muesli.


2 black tea bags.

4 cups water

4 peeled pears

1 cinnamon stick

1 tablespoon cardamom

1/4 tsp. star anise

3 tablespoons maple syrup

2x8cm strip orange peels.



Add water, spices orange zestt and maple syrup and bring to boil.  Add the teabags and difuse the tea for a minute and discard the tea bags.

Add the four pears to the liquid and reduce heat to meduim.  Cook pears for 20-30 minutes or until it is sofr.

Remove the pears once ready and strain the cooking liquid and discard the spices.  Return cooking liqud to the saucepan and bring to the boil.

Cook the liquid until it is one cup for about 30 minutes.


This dish serves 4


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