Saffron Poached Pears
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Test Kitchen Approved Recipe

A lavish preparation of pears that will satisfy your salty and sweet craving. 


YIELD
4 servings

TIME
Active Prep: 10 min
Cook: 45 min

INGREDIENTS

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NOTES

Choose firm pears so they hold their shape during the cooking process.

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DIRECTIONS

Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring regularly. Add wine, vanilla bean paste, cardamom, and powdered saffron. Simmer while continuing to stir occasionally for an additional 5 min. Cut bottoms of pears so they are flat and can stand upright for serving. Add pears to poaching liquid. Rotate pears frequently in pot, allowing liquid to come into contact with all surfaces of the pear. Cook for about 25 min., or until the surface of the pear is tender and has taken on a golden hue. Remove pears from liquid. Continue to simmer the poaching liquid until it reduces to a syrupy consistency, about 10 min. Pour syrup over the pears and sprinkle with Saffron Salt. Serve with a dollop of crème fraîche and a sprig of mint.



THANKS TO
Savory Spice Test Kitchen

NUTRITION
Gluten-Free
Nut-Free
Vegetarian



ITEMS IN THIS RECIPE

41
4gr in a 1/2 Cup Jar  
Net 0.15oz
$24.35

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