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    Poached Pears in Saffron Citrus Syrup

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    40 mins

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    30 mins

    Katanashrp's Note:

    Simple, yet sophisticated dessert.

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    Serves: 4



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    1. 1
      Place the first 4 ingredients in a large saucepan with 2 cups of water.
    2. 2
      Heat, stirring, over low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
    3. 3
      Bring to the boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer.
    4. 4
      Add the pears and cook, covered for 12-15 minutes, turning them halfway through.
    5. 5
      Remove pears from liquid, and bring it back to boil, uncovered.
    6. 6
      Cook for 8-10 minutes or until the syrup has reduced by half.
    7. 7
      Remove the vanilla bean and drizzle syrup over the pears.
    8. 8
      Serve with biscotti.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 08, 2013


      Ive never poached pears before and this was very simple and easy to follow recipe. It made one of the best puddings I think Ive ever tasted. If you want something light and not too sweet this is the one for you. I also poached the pears a little longer and they go a beautiful golden colour. I didnt use the biscotti but served it with some local vanilla ice cream, absolutely fabulous!

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    • on April 18, 2012


      What a wonderful dessert this made! The sauce had a fruity and tangy taste, and as I couldn't find any biscotti, I used Stella D'Oro almond toast instead. It soaked up the wonderful sauce and added a nice crunchy touch to the dessert. The only thing I would do differently is to poach the pears a little longer -- I used Bosc pears, and they were still a little firm even after poaching for 20 minutes, so next time I will cook them a little longer. This was an elegant ending for our meal -- we enjoyed it so much!

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    Nutritional Facts for Poached Pears in Saffron Citrus Syrup

    Serving Size: 1 (268 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 279.2
    Calories from Fat 2
    Total Fat 0.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 2.8 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 73.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.2 g
    Sugars 60.0 g
    Protein 0.9 g

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    vanilla beans

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