Golden Pears with Spiced Maple Granita

The power of pears is boundless.


prep 8:00       total 9:00


3 servings



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.

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