Poached pears in spiced tea


Poached pears in spiced tea

Poached pears in spiced tea
Poached pears in spiced tea

Using tea bags to poach fruit saves you having to buy lots of spices or open a bottle of wine.


SERVES 4 – 25 minutes

– 50g/2oz golden caster sugar.

– 1 tbsp clear honey.

– 1 tbsp redcurrant or cranberry jelly.

– 2 spiced-fruit tea bags.

– 4 firm pears, peeled, halved and core scooped out with a spoon.

– handful fresh cranberries.

– natural yogurt or sweetened crème fraîche with a little orange juice or zest, to serve.


Step 1:
Put the sugar, honey, jelly and tea bags into a big pan with 600ml/1 pint water and bring to the boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Add the pear halves, then cover and simmer for 12–15 minutes until the pears are just tender – poke them with a skewer or the tip of a knife to check.

Step 2:
Lift out the pears, then turn up the heat, throw in the cranberries and boil for a few minutes until syrupy. Discard the tea bags. Serve the pears with the warm syrup poured over and a spoonful of crème fraîche or yogurt.

Note : PER SERVING 131 kcals, protein 1g, carbs 34g, fat none, sat fat none, fibre 4g, sugar 34g, salt 0.02g

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