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How To Poach Pears

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Poached pears are great served as a snack or a dessert. It doesn’t take long to do and it’s a great way to use up surplus pears lying in your fruit bowl. You can use any variety of pears that you want for this simple recipe.
What you'll need: 
700 grams pears peeled (stalk left on)
950 ml water
150 grams sugar
One cinnamon stick
Pour water into saucepan and add the sugar. Dissolve the sugar over medium heat and add the cinnamon.
Reduce the heat and carefully place the pears into the liquid mixture.
Simmer the pears for 25 minutes or until the pears are soft.
Remove pears from the heat and let them cool. You can serve them when you are ready.
Poaching pears is really easy and it makes a change from the everyday pastry desserts we eat. You can change the flavours to the way you want. You can poach apples, peaches and oranges like this as well, remember to peel the apple and orange skin before poaching. The peaches skin can be left on when poached. Remove the stone and simmer in syrup for 10 minutes or until soft. Oranges can be cut into round thin slices or wedges and simmer in syrup for 5 minutes. Poaching your fruits is a healthy and fun way to eat more fruits.
The pears can be cut into halves or quarters if you want.
You can use wine or sherry to poach the pears instead.
You can add ginger, lemon or vanilla pod to flavour the pears if you want.
Cut the bottom of your pears if you want them to stand up on the plate.


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