Poached Pears with Dairy-free “Anglaise”
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
35 minutes
Ingredients
For the poached pears:
  • 4 Pears
  • 2 1/2 cups (590 ml) Water
  • 1/4 cup (85g) Raw honey
  • 1 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 Star anise
  • 5 Cloves
  • 4 Green cardamom pods, smashed
For the anglaise:
  • 4 Free range egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup (85g) Raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract**No added sugar
  • 1 can Coconut milk**No preservatives or gums
Instructions
  1. For the pears, place the water, honey and spices in a saucepan on a medium-low heat. Bring the mixture to a boil then turn down and simmer for 5 minutes to let the flavours infuse.
  2. Peel, half and core the pears.
  3. Add the pears to the pot, cover and simmer for 30 minutes until tender.
  4. Meanwhile, make the anglaise. In a bowl beat the egg yolks and mix in the honey and vanilla.
  5. Heat the coconut milk in a small saucepan on a low heat. Gently, mix in the eggs yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
  6. Continue to stir and keep the heat low, whisking all the while for approximately 5 minutes. Don’t let the mixture boil as the eggs will curdle. Remove from the heat after the 5 minutes is up.
  7. Once the pears are done, remove them using a slotted spoon. Spoon over some of the poaching liquid and then pour over some of the anglaise. Enjoy!