An easy but really fancy dessert like this hibiscus poached pears is guaranteed to amaze at any party!
Hey you! Do you know what’s today?
It’s our anniversary! YEP, Me and my blog celebrate our 4th anniversary 🎉 Even though we spend a year and a half apart we got together last year and now we’re besties again!
I’ve got some cool stuff to share for this special occasion. First, we have this amazing fancy-schmancy recipe, but we’ll get to that in a minute.
And now to the news, I couldn’t wait to share it with you!!! I’ve been asked so many times lately if I teach 1-on-1? So no I officially opened 1-on-1 online coaching sessions for everyone who wants to learn food photography and food styling with me. Besides online coaching, I also offer in-person workshops for everyone close to Slovenia or willing to travel. So if you’re interested in any of these topics hop on to my workshops page.
Okay, now that we’ve got this out of the way let’s focus on these hibiscus poached pears. Who’s with me? 🙋
You know me, I love simple desserts. Okay, I love the complicated ones too, but I’m over the moon when a dessert (or any dish for that matter) is AMAZING but it takes like no effort at all. Well, this is this dessert. Sounds real posh, but trust me no skills are needed at all!
Lots of poached pears recipes require poaching in wine and that’s delicious too, but hey, nothing wrong with choosing a different path every once in a while. Especially if you’ve got kids!
What you’ll need for these hibiscus poached pears is:
- firm pears
- dried hibiscus (loose or in a teabag)
- a vanilla pod
- some pink peppercorns, and
I served them on vanilla yogurt (you can have vegan too), but if you feel like making some homemade vanilla custard, that’s awesome too.
I’m not going to keep you from the recipes much longer, just a few quick tips and we’re on.
Tips to cook amazing poached pears
If possible use pears that are firm and not too ripe. If they are too ripe, they might fall apart and not look as pretty. They’ll still be good, though.
Turn the pear halves around every once in a while so they have an even color and they cook more evenly.
That’s it! So so simple!
Hibiscus Poached Pears with Vanilla and Pink Peppercorns
- 4 firm pears
- 4 cups water
- 4 hibiscus teabags (equals 4 teaspoons loose hibiscus flowers)
- 2 TBSP honey
- 1 vanilla pod
- 8 pink peppercorns
- 4 cups vanilla yogurt
- chopped nuts for topping
Place all ingredients but pears in a pot large enough to fit 8 pear halves and bring it to a boil. Let simmer for 5 minutes, while you prepare the pears.
Halve pears and remove skins and pits.
Add pears to the pot cover and cook for 20-25 minutes turning them around every 5 minutes so they get cooked evenly.
Remove the pears from the pan and cook the liquid for another 10-15 minutes, to reduce it to a desired consistency.
Serve with vanilla yogurt, reduced sauce (or vegan vanilla yogurt) and some chopped nuts.