Saffron Poached Pears

by Edward Daniel
Caption of Saffron Poached Pears. Image by Edward Daniel (c).

Saffron Poached Pears are just one of those elegant dishes. So simple to make and yet there is a finesse to this stunning dish. Great for dinner parties. I love the sweet syrup which is pure indulgence.

Caption of Saffron Poached Pears. Image by Edward Daniel (c).
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Serves: 7 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )

Ingredients

  • 7 pears, peeled
  • 1 litre filtered water
  • 300g raw unrefined sugar cane
  • 7 or 8 saffron threads
  • 2 Star anise, ground
  • Pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Melt the sugar with the saffron in water in a medium pan. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 30 minutes.
  2. Add in the Star anise, salt and peeled pears. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 1 hour, partly covered. Keep turning as necessary.
  3. Serve warm or cold, with yogurt.

 

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