Ginger Tea & Lemon Poached Pears
Ginger Tea & Lemon Poached Pears
Try this quick and easy pear desesrt recipe from Fresh with Anna Olson.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Boiling
  • Preparation Time 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time 6 minutes
  • Yield 4 servings
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Green Tea bags
  • 2 Lemons, zest peeled (with a peeler) and juiced
  • 2 inch piece fresh Ginger, peeled and sliced into coins
  • 1½ cups Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Honey
  • 4 Bartlett or Anjou pears, peeled, cut in half and cored
  1. Bring water to just below a simmer in a large saucepot and add tea, lemon zest, lemon juice and ginger, and let gently simmer for 1 minute
  2. Add sugar and honey and return to a simmer. Add pears and cover surface of liquid with parchment paper (to keep liquid flowing gently over pears - otherwise they will float) and cook for 5 minutes
  3. Remove pot from heat, but keep pears in liquid to cool. Chill pears in syrup until ready to serve
  4. Pears can be served on their own, with ice cream (or yogurt for breakfast), or syrup can be reduced to a glaze and served with the pears

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