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Spiced Poached Pear with Coconut Yoghurt and Roasted Almonds

  • Spiced Poached Pear with Coconut Yoghurt and Roasted Almonds - Serves Serves: 4
  • Spiced Poached Pear with Coconut Yoghurt and Roasted Almonds - Prep Time Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Spiced Poached Pear with Coconut Yoghurt and Roasted Almonds - Cook Time Cook Time: 30 minutes

Contains nuts


We love a good pear! These lightly spiced pears give the comfort of a delicious dessert but without loads of added sugar. AND they involve just one easy cooking process. Get poaching!


Ingredients

  • 1/2cup - raw almonds, roughly chopped
  • 1 - whole star anise
  • 5 - whole cardamom pods
  • 5 - whole cloves
  • 2 - cinnamon quills
  • 1 - vanilla bean pod
  • peel and juice of one orange
  • 4 - small pears, peeled with stalk still attached
  • plain coconut yoghurt, to serve
  • fresh fruit, such as blueberries, to serve

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place the chopped almonds on a baking tray and roast for 4 – 6 minutes, until browned and smelling toasty. Check them regularly – they’ll burn quickly!
  3. Fill a large pot with water and add the star anise, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, the pulp of vanilla bean, orange peel and juice and bring to the boil.
  4. Once bubbling away, reduce to a gentle simmer and add the pears. Poach for approximately 15 minutes (depending on the size of the pear) until just soft. You should easily be able to insert a knife.
  5. Remove pears once cooked and set aside, increase the heat on the spiced liquid and allow it to bubble away for a further 15 minutes to reduce and create a pouring syrup.
  6. To serve, place a pear in a bowl and top with a spoonful of coconut yogurt, roasted almonds and fresh fruit. Spoon a little of the spiced poaching syrup over the pear to keep it super moist.

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Lunch

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