Poached pears in spiced tea

Poached pears in spiced tea

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info


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


  • 50g golden caster sugar



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

  • 1 tbsp clear honey



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

  • 1 tbsp redcurrant or cranberry jelly



    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 pears, peeled, halved and core scooped out with a spoon



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

  • handful fresh cranberries


    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


  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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22nd Jan, 2017
This is so simple and so delicious. I didn't have cranberries so used a large handful of frozen blackberries instead. The whole desert went the most lovely deep, berry red.
16th May, 2011
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!
19th Dec, 2010
Who knew a gorgous way to enjoy food low fat. It's a revolation
1st Nov, 2010
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.
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13th Dec, 2009
Very easy to make and delicious. Had it cold the next day and it was even better! Will make again.
26th Oct, 2009
absolutely gorgeous, served it with cinnamon and caramel ice cream
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