Poached Pears by MyNutriCounter

Golden Pears with Spiced Maple Granita

Golden Pears with Spiced Maple Granita

The power of pears is boundless, we’ll spell it out for you.

P for Potassium which lowers blood pressure and takes pressure off the cardiovascular system.
E for Eyes, the lutein and zeaxanthin help in the reduction of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts.
A for all the Antioxidants and their anti-carcinogenic activities which are linked to the prevention of some cancers.
R for the Red blood cell count improvement because of the copper and iron content.
S is for the synthesizing of new tissue in various organs and helps to keep the metabolism working efficiently.

Poached Pears by MyNutriCounter

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  • Serves

    3 pears

  • Prep

    8 hrs

  • Cook

    1 hr

  • Total Time

    9 hrs

  • Dietary

    DF, GF, VEG, V


  • 3 pears, peeled
  • 20g/0.75oz fresh turmeric, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 0.5 tsp/1g green cardamom pods
  • 0.5 tsp/1g cinnamon sticks
  • 0.5 tsp/1g cloves
  • 10g/0.3oz lemongrass stalks
  • 75ml/2.5fl oz maple syrup
  • 1 litre/quart water


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small stock pot. Simmer for about an hour.
  2. Turn off the heat and leave to cool for about an hour.
  3. Strain the poaching liquid into a covered container and freeze overnight.
  4. Refrigerate the pears until ready to serve.
  5. Serve poached pears with granita.


-       Pears must be fully submerged in liquid. Add more water if needed.

-       If adding more liquid, reduce poaching liquid further until about a cup is left in the pot.

Dairy-free, Desserts, Gluten-free, Recipes, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

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