Ginger and Jasmine Tea Poached Pears

Ginger and Jasmine Tea Poached Pears
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

Poaching pears in jasmine green tea creates a fragrant and delicate dessert. Serve with your favorite gingersnap cookies on the side.

6
Servings
58
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3  Cups  brewed jasmine green tea
  • 1/3  Cup  sugar
  • One 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced crosswise
  • ripe but firm pears, such as Bosc, peeled, halved and cored, with stems left attached

Directions

Put tea, sugar, and ginger into a wide, shallow pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Arrange pears in pot in a single layer, cut sides down. Cover and simmer gently, spooning the liquid over the pears from time to time, until just tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Let pears cool in liquid, then serve warm or at room temperature with the fragrant poaching liquid spooned over the top.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
3g
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
7g
5%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
4mg
1%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
8mg
1%
Water
100g
4%

Ginger Shopping Tip

Staples of Asian cuisine such as ginger, daikon, rice vinegar, and spicy chile sauces like Sriracha add bright, fresh flavors without lots of fuss.

Ginger Cooking Tip

Sriracha has good heat but also has flavor - its mild sweetness comes from sun-ripened chile peppers as well as sugar and garlic.