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
Honey-poached pears
  • Ready in: 45 mins
  • Serves: 4
  • Price: 71p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 188g serving contains
  • Fat 0
    0%
  • Sat Fat 0
    0%
  • Sugar 41.4
    46%
  • Salt 0
    0%
  • Cals 179
    9%
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.