Poached pears in spiced tea

Poached pears in spiced tea

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This low-fat, easy and fresh-tasting pudding is perfect for feeding a crowd on a budget

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal131
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs34g
  • sugars34g
  • fibre4g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.02g
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Ingredients

  • 50g golden caster sugar

    Sugar

    shuh-ga

    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 1 tbsp clear honey

    Honey

    huh-nee

    Honey is made by bees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Viscous and fragrant, it's…

  • 1 tbsp redcurrant or cranberry jelly

    Redcurrant

    red-cur-rant

    These shiny little berries grow low on bushes, hanging from the branches like rows of miniature…

  • 2 spiced fruit tea bags (Pukka's 'revitalise' is good, or apple & cinnamon)
  • 4 firm pear, peeled, halved and core scooped out with a spoon

    Pear

    pair

    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • handful fresh cranberries

    Cranberry

    A tart, ruby-red coloured berry which grows wild on shrubs throughout northern Europe and North…

  • yogurt or sweetened crème fraîche with a little orange juice or zest, to serve

Method

  1. Put the sugar, honey, jelly and tea bags into a big saucepan with 600ml water and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the pear halves, then cover and simmer for 12-15 mins until the pears are just tender – poke them with a skewer or the tip of a knife.

  2. Lift out the pears, then turn up the heat, throw in the cranberries and boil for a few mins until syrupy. Discard the tea bags. Serve the pears with the warm syrup poured over and a spoonful of crème fraîche or yogurt.

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Comments (5)

tokyoflash's picture
5

Amazing, These turned out perfectly and tasted phenominal! served with ice cream was delicious... and the following morning I came downstairs to find my mum spooning the leftover juice and cranberries on to her cereal!! Next time i make them will defo be adding some brandy or cointreau!

cal1999's picture

Who knew a gorgous way to enjoy food low fat. It's a revolation

pompeyno1fan's picture
5

Made this with own pears from the garden. Substituted own frozen raspberries for redcurrants and this made a delicious sauce to pour over pears. Some members of family ate them cold, some with custard, some with ice-cream. All worked well and they want the recipe now.

amp1043's picture
4

Very easy to make and delicious. Had it cold the next day and it was even better! Will make again.

mrsb75's picture
5

absolutely gorgeous, served it with cinnamon and caramel ice cream

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