spiced poached pears with orange crème fraîche

Updated: Sep 5, 2019




ingredients


2 beurre bosc pears

1 litre water

1 cup brown sugar

6 cloves

1 cinnamon quill

2 star anise

4 cardamom pods

1 tbsp honey

1 vanilla bean


crème fraîche


200g crème fraîche

3 tbsp caster sugar

1/2 orange juice and zest


method


in a pot add the water, spices, honey, brown sugar, vanilla and bring to the boil


peel the pears and add to the liquid, they should be submerged in enough water to cover them, lower to a simmer and poach the pears for 45 minutes


take two ladles of the syrup and reduce in a separate pot until syrupy in consistency


blend the crème fraîche, caster sugar, orange juice and zest until thickened


serve the pears with a few tablespoons of the syrup and a dollop of the orange crème fraîche