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.



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Tags: vegetarian, recipes, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, desserts, snack

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