MyNutriCounter / Golden Pears with Spiced Maple Granita
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. Notes:
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.