Lemony Poached Pears

  • prep time1 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 4

You've heard of poached eggs, but pears? It's true, and here for the making in this easy recipe!

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Directions for: Lemony Poached Pears


¼ cup butter

4 Tbsp dark chocolate

4 pears

3 pinch saffron threads

1 large ginger root, sliced

2 lemons

½ cup white sugar

¼ cup honey

1 pinch cinnamon

water for poaching liquid

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

3 edible flowers


1. Melt chocolate and butter in a double boiler.

2. Peel pears, slice the bottom of each pear so that it can stand up straight. Remove core from the bottom of each pear.

3. Bring saffron, water, ginger, lemon, sugar and honey to a boil. Add pears, and make sure there is enough water to cover them. Turn heat down to a simmer.

4. Poach until pears are soft all the way through, remove from poaching liquid.

5. Garnish pears with yogurt, chocolate sauce and and edible flowers.

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