Cinnamon & citrus poached pears | A decadent dessert

Cinnamon & citrus poached pears | A decadent dessert

This cinnamon & citrus poached pears recipe is nothing short of decadent. It’s well worth the prep work and will add a glamorous touch to the end of an evening of entertainment with friends or family.

* Note – this is an overnight recipe

What you need:

  • 4 Pears
  • 1l water
  • 320g caster sugar
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • A handful of almond flakes
  • 100ml pouring cream

Get started:

  • Heat the oven to grill
  • Place all the ingredients except the pears into a saucepan or casserole pot
  • Peel the pears (keeping the stalks intact) and add to the saucepan
  • Place the saucepan on the stovetop & bring to the boil
  • Reduce to a simmer and allow to cook for about 1 hour or until pears are nice and soft, rotating the pears every 15 minutes
  • Remove from the heat and leave to cool to room temperature in the saucepan
  • Once the pan has cooled to room temperature, cover with a lid and place in the fridge overnight.
  • Remove the pan from the fridge and carefully scoop out the pears onto a cutting board.
  • Bring the sugar mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer to create a syrup (about 15 minutes)
  • Slice the pears in half 
  • Sprinkle the almond flakes onto a baking sheet and pop into the oven until just bown

To serve:

  • Arrange the pear halves onto a serving board
  • Scatter almond flakes over the pears
  • Drizzle with a few tabblespoons of syrup
  • Drizzle with fresh pouring creamServe with a scoop of double thick cream or vanilla ice-cream.

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