Poached pears in spiced tea

Poached pears in spiced tea

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

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

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
131
protein
1g
carbs
34g
fat
0g
saturates
0g
fibre
4g
sugar
34g
salt
0.02g

Ingredients

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp redcurrant or cranberry jelly
  • 2 spiced fruit tea bags (Pukka's 'revitalise' is good, or apple & cinnamon)
  • 4 firm pears, peeled, halved and core scooped out with a spoon
  • handful fresh cranberries
  • yogurt or sweetened crème fraîche with a little orange juice or zest, to serve

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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.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2009

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

mrsb75's picture
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absolutely gorgeous, served it with cinnamon and caramel ice cream

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