My cinnamon poached pears with vanilla and ginger with no refined sugar are perfect for breakfast with greek yoghurt, dessert or in baking.
Pears are called the butter fruit by many Europeans because of their smooth texture. They are incredibly versatile in sweet and savoury dishes. Pears bring back a nostalgic feeling of childhood, peeping over high garden walls into beautifully kept orchards of quintessential English thatched cottages.
Poached pears not only are delicious they offer a few nutritional benefits. They help lower cholesterol levels as they are loaded with several types of fibre, which include pectin, a soluble fibre which will help control blood cholesterol levels. They can help relieve constipation and promote healthy bowel function with cellulose fibre which is a insoluble fibre, helping create bulk to carry it through your digestive system. They are also loaded with potassium which will help keep blood pressure under control. A low glycemic index will help people who suffer from diabetes. Cinnamon will has a wonderful carminative effect on the body and will also help balance blood sugars in the body.
This time of year is best as they are very much in season, so they will contain the best of the nutrients they offer.
2 Tbsp Honey
2 Tbsp Cinnamon Powder
2 Tbsp Vanilla Paste
1 Tbsp Ginger Powder
2 Pears, peeled whole, stalks left on
- In medium saucepan which has a lid available, add water, honey, cinnamon, vanilla and ginger. Bring to the boil and mix well.
- They back to a simmer add the pears, pop the a lid on and simmer for about 25 minutes or until pears are soft then remove using their stalk (be careful not to burn yourself!) and place in a bowl.
- Serve hot with a little bit of the sauce drizzled over or with a dollop of greek yoghurt.