"This is poached pears the easy way. Five Spice adds zing, while a luxurious finish of really good olive oil and some fleur de sel brings everything into balance. @petersom"
Five Spice Poached Pears with Honey and Fleur de Sel
Prep time 10mins
Cook time 40mins
Serves or Makes: 4
- 1 bottle medium bodied red wine
- 1/ 2 cup brown sugar
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 1 1/ 2 teaspoon five spice powder
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoon good quality extra virgin olive oil
- pinch fleur de sel
In a large saucepan, bring red wine, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, star anise, five spice and lemon peel to a boil. Add peeled pears and reduce to a simmer. Add additional wine or water to ensure pears are submerged. Poach pears for 25-30 minutes or until very tender when pierced with a knife. Remove pears and reduce liquid by half.
To serve, cut pears in wedges. Place in serving dish with sauce, drizzle with honey and olive oil. Finish with a pinch of fleur de sel.