Chai Spiced Poached Pears

Finally, a dessert you can feel good about eating while still satisfying your sweet tooth. Lately, chai tea has been a must for me in the afternoon. I took those flavors and applied them to these chai spiced poached pears. They make for a healthy, but still tasty and spicy dessert. The pears are naturally sweet and delicious. With a few added chai spices and a little bit of sugar, this is the perfect, light dessert.

Chai Spiced Poached Pears

Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger are the spices I chose to incorporate into my chai spice. These spices give the pears a warming glow.

Chai Spiced Poached Pears

Chai Spiced Poached Pears

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Chai Spiced Poached Pears

I took warm chai flavors and applied them to these chai spiced poached pears for a healthy, but still slightly sweet and spicy dessert.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon cardamom pods, cracked but seeds intact
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 (1/2-inch) slices of ginger
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • 4 firm pears, peeled
  • Creme fraiche, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, add the sugar, wine, lemon juice, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon stick, ginger, and salt. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and let sugar dissolve.
  2. Add the pears and add a little water so that pears are completely submerged. Cover with the lid slightly ajar and cook until pears are tender, turning occasionally, about 30 minutes.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to a separate plate. Turn up the heat on the poaching liquid and reduce to about 1 cup. Spoon the syrup over the pears and dollop with creme fraiche.
http://www.sagerecipes.com/2012/01/08/chai-spiced-poached-pears/