These chai poached pears with honey yoghurt or cream are so good.
Here is the recipe for the poached pears. They are awesome!
Chai Poached Pears with Honey Yoghurt
- 5 cups water
- 1/4 cup black tea or 2 Chai Teabags
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 whole cloves
- 3 cardamom pods lightly cracked open
- 1 inch fresh ginger sliced
- 110 g caster sugar
- 4 small firm pears conference
- 150 g yoghurt or double cream
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
In a large pot, combine the water, tea, spices and sugar. Simmer gently till the sugar melts and then bring to a boil. Turn the heat right down.
Strain the liquid and discard the teabags if using.
Peel and core the pears, cut a thin slice from the base so they can stand and add them to the tea. Slowly poach the pears, turning them occasionally to make sure all sides are equally cooked. Around 30 minutes.
Transfer the pears to a bowl. To check, stick a skewer in the thickest part of the fruit. It should penetrate easily. Remove the spices from the pot and return the chai to the heat. Bring to the boil then simmer for 3 - 4 minutes. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes.
Whisk the ingredients for the yoghurt or cream in a small bowl to combine
Devide the pears between 4 bowls.
Top with the syrup and yoghurt.