Poached Pears

Poached pears and creme fraiche go together like salt and pepper or bacon and eggs. The pears are sweet and spicy while the creme fraiche is cool and slightly tart.

Poached pear!


1 pear per person
Water to fill the pot
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground nutmeg
4 whole cloves
3 tbsp date syrup, honey or sugar
Creme fraiche, 1 big dessert spoon per person
Extra cinnamon for dusting


Gently peel the pears so they remain smooth and in one piece. Place into a pot with all the ingredients except for the creme fraiche. Add water until the pears are just covered. Bring to a boil on the stove, and then lower heat. Allow to simmer for 1 hour.

To serve, place a spoon of creme fraiche on a plate or bowl, then gently lie the pear on top. Drizzle with some of the remaining liquid, and sprinkle with cinnamon.

Poached pears :)