Friday, 28 August 2009

Poached pears recipe

Poached pears recipe.

A poached pear recipe can be used as a dessert or to even accompany another dessert recipe.

Rather than using red or white wine to poach the pears, Chef uses pear cider to make a syrup that is poured over the cooked pears.

Pear cider compliments and helps bring out the flavour of the poached pears.

This is a real simple recipe to cook yet when your guests taste these delicious poached pears they will think you have been cooking and preparing them for hours.

Just follow the step by step recipe instructions below.

Ingredients for poached pears

4 Small pears or 3 large pears
2oz White sugar
100ml Pear cider

Picture of pear being peeled.

Picture of pears with pear cider.

Picture of sparkling pear cider.

Picture of small green pear.

How to make poached pears

Peel, slice down the middle and core the pears.

Take a heavy based pan and fill with water approximately 1/2 inch of water.

Bring the boil add the pears then simmer with a lid with a lid slightly ajar for 10 minutes or until the pears soften.

The pears should only be simmered in a little water, the pears should not be covered in water.

Use a spoon with holes to remove the pears.
Place the pears in a dish.

Pour the sugar and pear cider into the pan.

Bring to the boil then simmer on low for 10 minutes.

When the pear cider syrup is ready pour directly over the poached pears.

Use the poached pears warm or cover and keep cool in the fridge until needed.

Serve poached pears in pear cider with hot puddings or cool desserts or just as it is.


SnacksGiving said...

This looks nice and easy! And a sort of celebration of summer fruits! I bet this will be wonderful as is, and even better with cake and some ice-cream!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is one of my favorite ways of preparing pears!



Parita said...

I tasted poached pears in my office cafeteria and fell in love with it..where can i find pear cider?

Chef Jeena said...

Parita, I have never been to Switzerland so at a guess local supermarket or specialist wine shops maybe?

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wooooooooooooooow....feel like gulping one right now....very yum....

Nancy - said...

Jeena - These pears look beautiful and refreshing! What a great idea. I guess it would work with apple cider, too. I don't think we have pear cider here in the US - wish we did.

Grace said...

seeing the fork pierce the tender flesh of those pears makes me really wish my teeth were involved instead of that utensil! delightful, jeena!

Palidor said...

I love your idea of using cider! I like texture and sweetness of poached pears, but not the strong flavor of the wine or whatever alcohol is used. This is a poached pear that I would LOVE.

Gita said...

Poached pears with cider...thats a comfort food...quick and easy to prepare too....thanks for sharing this lovely recipe :)

Anonymous said...

Jeena- Great photos, I love your recipes, fantastic.

I will buy this cider later today and will try this out.

thanks Susan