Golden Pears with Spiced Maple Granita
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Preparation Time : 45-60 mins

Cooking Time : 45-60 mins

Serves : 2-3


    3 pears, peeled
    20g/0.75oz fresh turmeric, peeled and thinly sliced
    0.5 tsp/1g green cardamom pods
    0.5 tsp/1g cinnamon sticks
    0.5 tsp/1g cloves
    10g/0.3oz lemongrass stalks
    75ml/2.5fl oz maple syrup
    1 litre/quart water

  1. Combine all ingredients in a small stock pot. Simmer for about an hour.
  2. Turn off the heat and leave to cool for about an hour.
  3. Strain the poaching liquid into a covered container and freeze overnight.
  4. Refrigerate the pears until ready to serve.
  5. Serve poached pears with granita.
  6. Notes:
  7. - Pears must be fully submerged in liquid. Add more water if needed.
  8. - If adding more liquid, reduce poaching liquid further until about a cup is left in the pot.