Pear and ginger spice

Poached pears with ginger

Category: Dessert | Serves: 4-6

Prep time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 20 minutes


1 large orange

1 lemon

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

450g (1lb) pears, peeled, halved & cored

A little honey, to taste (optional)

  1. Squeeze the juice from the orange and lemon.
  2. Strain and put in a saucepan with the ginger and 4 tablespoons water.
  3. Add the pears. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, turning occasionally. Arrange the pears in a serving dish.
  4. Stir a little honey into the orange and lemon juices, if liked. Then pour the liquid over the pears.
  5. Cool, then chill before serving.

Nutritional information

Pear and Ginger Spice