Do you want to cook ripe pears? It’s both delicious and simple, and it’s great as a dessert, for example. Caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream or vanilla foam.
Below are my favorite poached pears that take about an hour to make at home:
Tips for success with ripe pears
To be successful with ripe pears, it’s good to keep a few things in mind. Please read the sections below before you start shopping and the recipes:
Use any solid pear eg conference.
If you use pears left over and ripened for a long time, there is a risk that they will become floury, which does not work so well in this recipe.
put the pear in the water
After you have peeled the pears, it is important that you immediately add them to a bowl of water + 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. The water should cover the pears.
If you don’t put them in water with lemon juice, they will turn brown.
I season my pears with cinnamon, star anise and cognac, but there are other flavors you can try.
It is also good to taste with vanilla and ginger!
A good and simple recipe for delicious poached pears. The preparation of the recipe takes only 1 hour and yields 6 ripe pears, which are enough for about 4-6 servings.
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1.5 liters of water
4 dl powdered sugar
1.5 tablespoons of lemon juice
4 star fennel
1 cinnamon stick
3 cl of cognac
- Take out a bowl and fill it with water (enough to cover the pear) and add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. This prevents the pears from darkening.
- Peel the pears and put them directly in a bowl.
- Boil 1.5 liters of water and 4 dl granulated sugar in a pot.
- Add the peeled pear, fennel, cinnamon stick and 1.5 tablespoons of lemon juice. Let it boil for 5-6 minutes and turn the pears. Let it boil for another 5-6 minutes.
- Remove the pot from the plate and add 3 cl of cognac. Mix gently and let cool.
- Pick the pears, cut them in half and core them. serve immediately.
1. Peel the pear and put it directly in a bowl with water + lemon juice.
2. Boil water and powdered sugar. Add fennel, cinnamon, peeled pear and lemon juice.
3. Let it boil for 5-6 minutes. Turn the pears and cook for another 5-6 minutes.
4. Remove from the plate and add 3 cl of cognac. Mix gently and let cool.
Remove the pears from the layers, cut in half and hollow out before serving.
Add poached pear
Ripe pears are great for dessert and are easy to transform with different items.
In the past, pruning pears was a common practice if the crop was large. Then they were dipped in sugar syrup to keep them as long as possible.
Pear is a fruit that spoils very quickly, so if you have a lot of pears, it is perfect for cooking poached pears. If stored properly, they will last in the fridge for several months!
Ripe pears are good to eat as they are or with e.g. vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, vanilla foam or caramel sauce.
Another popular combination is pear after eight. This is a classic from the 70’s and 80’s!
If you store ripe pears in an airtight glass jar in the refrigerator, they will last for a few months. Just make sure the syrup covers the pears and the jar is clean.
Have you tried my recipe? Please leave a comment!