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.
Keyword chai poached pears, poached pear recipe
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Total Time 30minutes
Author Toni Dash
4Bosc Pearspeeled from the stem down leaving the stems intact
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.
Poach pears for 20-30 minutes until soft (they will still be fully intact). Remove with a slotter spoon and place on serving plates (with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream; optional).