Honey-poached pears

Honey-poached pears

The honey and vanilla syrup infuses into the pears, giving them a beautiful amber colour and wonderful flavour

By , 21 September 2015

(25 votes)

Honey-poached pears
  • 45 Mins

  • Serves: 4

  • Price: 71p per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 188g serving contains
  • Energy

    749KJ

    179KCAL

    9%
  • Fat

    0.0g

    low

    0%
  • Saturates

    0.0g

    low

    0%
  • Sugars

    41.4g

    high

    46%
  • Salt

    0.00g

    low

    0%
1
of your 5-a-day
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 398kJ/95kcal.
Ingredients
  • 150g clear honey
  • Strip of orange zest
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways with a knife
  • 1 tsp rosewater (optional)
  • 4 pears (not too ripe), peeled, stems left on
Method
  • Put the honey in a pan big enough to hold the pears in 1 layer. Add 450ml water, zest, vanilla and rosewater, if using. Bring to the boil.

  • Simmer, partially covered, for 5 minutes. Add the pears. Partially cover and simmer for at least 35 minutes, turning the pears occasionally, until they're cooked through.

  • Remove the pears. Boil the syrup, uncovered, until reduced by half. Allow to cool, then discard the pod. Pour syrup over the pears.