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Poached Pears with Saffron Cream

May 6, 2016

Ingredients

  • For the pears:
    • 170g caster sugar
    • 6 cloves
    • 6 black peppercorns
    • 2 lemons
    • 6 medium pears
    • 1/2  tsp distilled rosewater
  • For the saffron cream:
    • Large pinch of saffron threads
    • 1/2  tsp caster sugar
    • 1/2  tsp distilled rosewater
    • 285ml double cream

Instructions

This exquisite pudding is best made the day before. It’s easiest if you split the pears between two pans so they are not squashed.

  1. Place 85g sugar, 3 cloves and 3 peppercorns with 200ml water in a saucepan.
  2. Using a potato peeler, finely pare the zest from 1 lemon and add to the sugar along with the juice of this lemon.
  3. Repeat the process with the same ingredients in a second pan.
  4. Set both over a medium heat and stir occasionally, until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Simmer for 3 minutes.
  6. Peel the pears, trim the calyx (the bottom of the core) and cut in half, keeping the stalk if possible.
  7. As you prepare each pear, slip it into the syrup. Allow six pear halves per pan and make sure they are well coated.
  8. Cover the pears with crumpled baking parchment.
  9. Simmer over a low heat for 15 minutes, or until the pears are tender and translucent.
  10. Remove from the heat, add 1/4 tsp rosewater to each pan and tip into a large bowl.
  11. Once cool, cover and chill until needed.
  12. To make the saffron cream, place the saffron and sugar in a pestle and mortar and grind into a powder, then tip into a mixing bowl.
  13. Add the rosewater and stir.
  14. Once the saffron has dissolved, add the cream.
  15. Whisk to soft peaks.
  16. The saffron flavour and colour will develop with time, so ideally make an hour before.
  17. Serve each portion of chilled pears with a spoonful or two of spiced syrup and some saffron cream.

Credit : House and garden UK 

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42 Comments

  • Reply Agnus D on May 6, 2016 says;

    Great recipe, very tasty.

  • Reply Aria on May 6, 2016 says;

    This is a fantastic recipe!

  • Reply Heiða Hallmundsdóttir on May 6, 2016 says;

    It looks good!

  • Reply Kamille Poire on May 6, 2016 says;

    I’m intrigued. Sounds delicious!

  • Reply Penelope on May 6, 2016 says;

    That’s exactly what I want right now! 🙂

  • Reply Bonnie on May 6, 2016 says;

    I’m already dreaming about serving this

  • Reply Sanjeeta kk on May 6, 2016 says;

    Love the recipe.

  • Reply Jammie de la Cuesta on May 6, 2016 says;

    What a great recipe!

  • Reply Gabriella on May 6, 2016 says;

    these make me sooooooooooooo hungry! Stunning.

  • Reply Leela Harris on May 6, 2016 says;

    Ahhh – Thanks! Excellent recipe!

  • Reply Zoe on May 6, 2016 says;

    Thanks so much!

  • Reply Olivia on May 6, 2016 says;

    The saffron just sounds like such a wonderful addition

  • Reply Nancy on May 6, 2016 says;

    these look so lovely.

  • Reply Małgorzata Pawłowska on May 6, 2016 says;

    what a stunner!

  • Reply Valentina Rockwell on May 6, 2016 says;

    This looks absolutely fantastic!

  • Reply Ambrosini Ami on May 6, 2016 says;

    Next time I want to impress my guests, I know where to go! – Your blog 😀

  • Reply Ursula on May 6, 2016 says;

    Wow i would love to have them now!

  • Reply Naina on May 6, 2016 says;

    I am SO making this!

  • Reply Fifine Dupuy on May 6, 2016 says;

    Thanks for the post 🙂

  • Reply Febinna on May 6, 2016 says;

    I must to try this. Looks absolutely gorgeous.

  • Reply Lisa W on May 6, 2016 says;

    This is what I’d like to do, thank you!

  • Reply Carlene V on May 6, 2016 says;

    Tastes amazing 🙂

  • Reply Inga on May 6, 2016 says;

    i’m making this recipe tonight.

  • Reply Maria on May 6, 2016 says;

    Thanks for the wonderful ideas with one of my favorite ingredients:)

  • Reply Deepshikha Goswami on May 6, 2016 says;

    Good Morning! I need to give this a try as well.

  • Reply Felicia on May 6, 2016 says;

    These look magical, divine and so sophisticated!

  • Reply Lauren on May 6, 2016 says;

    I think I have the inspiration for this recipe now~

  • Reply Jessica Grant on May 6, 2016 says;

    Wow I never would have thought to poach pears in a saffron 😀

  • Reply Camila on May 6, 2016 says;

    So pretty and colorful! A luxurious dessert.

  • Reply Veronica on May 6, 2016 says;

    Can’t wait to try the recipe !

  • Reply Karen M. Moore on May 6, 2016 says;

    These are so pretty!! LOVE It!

  • Reply Daniella S on May 6, 2016 says;

    Almost too pretty to eat.

  • Reply Arvil on May 6, 2016 says;

    Wow, these look amazing!

  • Reply Stella Ester on May 6, 2016 says;

    Excelente receta. Gracias, la probaré.

  • Reply Alma on May 7, 2016 says;

    عمل جيد! احبه كثيرا. سوف محاكمتهم.

  • Reply Lisbon on May 7, 2016 says;

    classical!

  • Reply Debs on May 7, 2016 says;

    That looks lovely! Saffron is my favorite spice, and this looks like an excellent use for it.

  • Reply Elaine Suderman on May 7, 2016 says;

    Mouthwatering!

  • Reply Rain77 on May 7, 2016 says;

    I think that sounds delicious. And so beautiful too!

  • Reply Orlene on May 7, 2016 says;

    This looks good. I think I’ll try making it.

  • Reply Paulina on May 7, 2016 says;

    That’s a lovely-looking version of poached pears – I’m adding it to my ever-growing list of poached pear recipes 🙂

  • Reply Grace on May 7, 2016 says;

    Superb!

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