Pears poached in spiced chai are an easy, elegant dessert. Diluted sweetened chai concentrate is used making prep for this recipe a breeze. The final result are lightly spiced pears with the beautiful pear flavor shining through.
Using an apple corer and/or paring knife, core the pears from underneath (aproximately 2/3's into the pear just to remove the seeds). Peel the pears leaving the stems intact (refer to photos).
In a large saucepan or stock pot, combine the chai concentrate and water and bring to a low boil over medium heat. Place the pears in the liquid; either weight down with a flat-bottomed saucepan lid smaller in diameter than the cooking pot or ladle the liquid over the pears periodically to ensure all surfaces cook.