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Poached pears in spiced tea

This low-fat, easy and fresh-tasting pudding is perfect for feeding a crowd on a budget

  • Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 20 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Serves 4
  • Easy
  • Calories 131
  • Carbohydrates 34
  • Saturated Fat 0
  • Sugar 34
  • Protein 1
  • Fat 0
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 0.02

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 131
  • Carbohydrates 34
  • Saturated Fat 0
  • Sugar 34
  • Protein 1
  • Fat 0
  • Fibre 4
  • Salt 0.02

Ingredients

  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp clear honey
  • 1 tbsp redcurrant or cranberry jelly
  • 2 spiced fruit tea bags (Pukka's 'revitalise' is good, or apple & cinnamon)
  • 4 firm pears, peeled, halved and core scooped out with a spoon
  • handful fresh cranberries
  • yogurt or sweetened crème fraîche with a little orange juice or zest, to serve

Tip

Emily's tip
This recipe works well with plums, too. You could also try using whatever fruit teas you have at home and adding a cinnamon stick and vanilla pod in with the poaching liquid, if you have them.

Method

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

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

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