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Poached Pears


  • 4 bartlett pears – peeled, halved, and cored

  • 1 1/2 cups chai or earl grey tea OR white wine

  • 2 Tbsp date syrup or maple syrup

  • 4 strips of orange zest

  • 4 strips of lemon zest

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • Pinch of star anise

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


1. Peel, halve, and core the pears and place in a shallow pan over medium hear.

2. Mix together the syrup, tea/wine, orange zest, lemon zest, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and star anise. Pour over the pears. 3. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cover and allow to simmer for about 7 minutes. Turn the pears over and simmer for about another 5-7 minutes or until tender.

4. Serve with cream, vanilla ice-cream, and some toasted nuts or granola.

Recipe and image adapted from:




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