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Honey Poached Pears with Saffron

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Honey Poached Pears with Saffron

Honey Poached Pears with Saffron - A touch of the East for buttery pears

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Health Score:
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25 min.
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Nutritional values

The pears, flavoured with cinnamon, saffron and honey, satisfy the desire for a sweet dessert without weighing down the figure. The dessert nevertheless contributes to satiation, as one portion contains one fifth of the daily fibre requirement.

Arabic cuisine is famous for its desserts. Sweets are often mixed with spices, which otherwise only flavor salty dishes. The wine is a European addition. So that children can eat along without hesitation, the recipe can of course also be prepared with non-alcoholic wine.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie335 kcal(16 %)
Protein1 g(1 %)
Fat1 g(1 %)
Carbohydrates69 g(46 %)
Sugar added46 g(184 %)
Roughage5.3 g(18 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E0.8 mg(7 %)
Vitamin K18.3 μg(31 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin0.7 mg(6 %)
Vitamin B₆0.2 mg(14 %)
Folate32 μg(11 %)
Pantothenic acid0.3 mg(5 %)
Biotin1.7 μg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C31 mg(33 %)
Potassium335 mg(8 %)
Calcium44 mg(4 %)
Magnesium24 mg(8 %)
Iron1.3 mg(9 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc0.4 mg(5 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.1 g
Uric acid28 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Complete sugar65 g
Development of this recipe:


1 Organic orange
1 ¾ cups dry white wine
4 ozs honey
2 ozs cane sugar
1 stalk cinnamon
1 pinch Saffron
4 Pear
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Kitchen utensils

1 Pot, 1 Plate, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Peeler, 1 Slotted spoon

Preparation steps

Honey Poached Pears with Saffron preparation step 1

Rinse the orange under hot water, wipe dry and cut into thin slices.

Honey Poached Pears with Saffron preparation step 2

Combine the wine, honey, 3/4 cup plus 4 teaspoons water, sugar, orange slices, cinnamon and saffron in a pot and bring to a boil.

Honey Poached Pears with Saffron preparation step 3

Meanwhile, peel and core the pears. Trim the bottoms so they can stand upright.

Honey Poached Pears with Saffron preparation step 4

Skim off the foam from the poaching liquid. Place the pears in the pan so that they stand upright. Weight with a plate to keep them submerged in the liquid. Poach over medium heat until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool in the liquid before serving, preferably after 24 hours to allow the flavors to fully develop. Serve the drained pears with a little maple syrup and sweetened yogurt, if desired.