Saturday, September 21, 2013

Poached Pears

To go along with the Butter Chicken and Samosa Shepherd’s Pie last night, I whipped up some poached pears for dessert.

  • 250mL yogurt, strained on muslin for a couple hours (may not matter, it drained only a bit)
  • 1T brown sugar
  • 1/2t mace (or nutmeg)

Whisk well to combine. Set aside.


Peel, halve and core 4 pears.

In medium saucepan, combine:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 star anise
  • 1/8t cardamom
  • 1/4t cinnamon
  • Pinch salt

Bring to simmer. Add pears. Turning regularly, poach evenly, about ten or 15 minutes. Cook down liquid to a syrup.

Serve a dollop of the yoghurt mixture with a pear half and a spoonful of the syrup.


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