Poached pears feel fancy, but are simple to make. You can make them in batches and hold them in the fridge until use #mealprep. You can serve these solo, as a stand alone dessert with a dollop of cream or scoop of ice cream, or use them to top cakes, pies, pancakes, oats, yogurt, french toast + more (aka chai poached pears on everything). Have these on hand at any dinner party or brunch gathering to fancy-up any sweet dish -- #protip.
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Masala chai poached pears
Yields 4 halves
- 2 pears, peeled and halved
- 2 cups Masala Chai
- 1 teaspoon orange zest
- Pinch of sea salt
In a medium saucepan, combine masala chai, salt and orange zest. On medium high heat bring liquid to a simmer, and carefully add pears making sure they are almost completely covered. Turn heat down to low, occasionally turning pears in the liquid. Cook until fork tender, but not falling apart, about 20 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove pears from liquid. Reserve the poach liquid for a sauce.
Inspo from How to Poach Pears by David Lebovitz