Poached Pears in Honey Syrup

Poached Pears in Honey Syrup

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Preparation time – 3minutes
Cooking time – 27 minutes

Delicate and pretty to look at, whilst tasting divine.

Nutritional count per serving
Energy 93kcal/392kj; Protein 0.5g; Carbohydrate 23.6g of which sugars 23.6g; Fat 0.2g of which saturates 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Calcium 17mg; Fibre 3.3g; Sodium 6mg


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45 ml/ 3 tbsp clear honey Juice of 1 lemon 250 ml /8 fl oz water Pinch of saffron threads 1 cinnamon stick 2-3 dried lavender heads (optional) 4 firm pears


  1. Heat the honey and lemon juice in a heavy pan that will hold the pears snugly. Stir over a gentle heat until the honey has dissolved. Add the water, saffron threads, cinnamon stick and flowers from 1-2 lavender heads if using.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Peel the pears, leaving the stalks attached. Add the pears to the pan and simmer for 20 minutes, turning and basting* at regular intervals, until they are tender.
  4. Leave the pears to cool in the syrup and serve at room temperature, decorated with a few lavender flowers.

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