Ginger Poached Pears with Almond

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Are you stuck on what to make for dessert in these cold months. Well do I have the one for you. Warming ginger poached pears with cinnamon and lemon served with creamy vanilla ice-cream and syrup. This is a great dessert with not much fuss. I love ginger and it goes perfectly with the pears and bonus clears any unwanted colds.

Ginger Poached Pears with Almond

Ingredients:

3 brown pears
1 cup sugar
2 ltr. water
¼ cup shaved root ginger
½ cinnamon stick
Peel of 1 lemon
4 tbsp. sliced almonds
vanilla ice-cream to serve

Method:

  1. In a medium size deep pot combine sugar, lemon peel, cinnamon stick, and water.
  2. Peel and core pears, add to pot, cover with circle of baking paper. *see pic below
  3. Bring to boil and reduce to a simmer for 25-35 minutes until pears are tender will splice of a knife when tested. (you can think a poached pear is cooked but when you cool it can be hard so make sure they are cooked properly.)
  4. Split syrup in half and reduce by half or until thickened slightly.
  5. Strain and remove all ginger shavings, they will be used to garnish.
  6. Serve warm pear with vanilla ice cream, reduced poaching syrup, poached ginger shavings and sprinkle of sliced almonds.

Serves: 3

In medium deep pot combine sugar, lemon peel, cinnamon stick, shaved ginger done with a peeler like seen above.

In medium deep pot combine sugar, lemon peel, cinnamon stick, shaved ginger done with a peeler like seen above.

Peel pears evenly starting from the top moving to the bottom.

Peel pears evenly starting from the top moving to the bottom.

Remove the core, can be done with a melon baller or tsp.

Remove the core, can be done with a melon baller or tsp.

Make sure you remove all the seeds.

Make sure you remove all the seeds.

Ready to be poached.

Ready to be poached.

Add 2ltr of water to poaching pot followed by prepared pears.

Add 2ltr of water to poaching pot followed by prepared pears.

Cover with circle of baking paper, bring to the boil and simmer for 25-35 minutes.

Cover with circle of bakingpaper, bring to the boil and simmer for 25-35 minutes.

Remove pears from poaching liquid, cool. Split poaching liquid in half and reduce.

Remove pears from poaching liquid, cool. Split poaching liquid in half and reduce.

Serve warm pears with vanilla ice-cream and drizzle of hot syrup finished with the poached ginger and almonds.

Serve warm pears with vanilla ice-cream and drizzle of hot syrup finished with the poached ginger and almonds.

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