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Spiced Tea Poached Pears

Sweet, soft pears served with chai syrup and crème fraiche

This dessert is quick and easy to prepare, budget friendly and a crowd pleaser, making it the perfect pudding to serve after an alfresco dinner party.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cooking Time: 40 minutes

Serves: 8


1 litre water
100g light brown sugar
1 Cinnamon stick
2 tbsp clear honey
2 tbsp cranberry sauce
6 tsp Miles Rooibos, Baobab and Chai Tea Kites
8 medium pears
Crème fraiche to serve 


  • In a large saucepan, bring to the boil the water, sugar, honey and cranberry sauce. Stir to melt down all the ingredients and dissolve the sugar. 
  • While the water is boiling, peel the pears. Leave the stalks at the top and peel from the bottom.
  • Once the water has boiled, remove the pan from the heat and add the Rooibos, Baobab and Chai Tea Kites and cinnamon stick, leaving to steep for five minutes. 
  • Remove the tea bags and cinnamon from the liquid and bring the pan of water to a boil once again.
  • Once boiling, add the peeled pears. Reduce the heat, place a lid on the saucepan and allow to simmer for 15 minutes until the pears are just soft. 
  • Remove the pears from the water and place them in a separate dish, cover them in foil to keep them warm.
  • Place the saucepan back on the heat and boil for a third time, until the liquid has reduced and thickened. 
  • Serve the pears with the thickened syrup poured over them and a dollop of crème fraiche. 

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