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Hibiscus tea poached pears

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A bright beautiful breakfast or dessert can ensure a great start to the day. Pears poached in Hibiscus tea ticks all the boxes when it comes to taste and appeal. I make it refined sugar free with jaggery or date syrup.

Hibiscus blooms are a great way to make dishes look appealing. Spiced hibiscus tea sweetened with jaggery or date syrup is a great base to poach your pears. The pears absorb the goodness of the tea and spices. You could enjoy them as such or with a little coconut cream or yoghurt and drizzle of the reduced hibiscus tea syrup.
This is an excellent option for expecting women looking for an alcohol-free version of this dessert.
I choose pears which were slightly ripe so that it lends a natural sweetness. I often serve them as dessert or breakfast.

Recipe of Hibiscus Poached Pears

Preparation time: 15 min
Serves : 3-4
Cooking time: 30-40 min

Ingredients

  • Dried Hibiscus Blooms 4 tbsp
  • Pears 2 (halved)
  • Cinnamon stick 1
  • Star anise 1 flower
  • Date syrup 2 and half tbsp or 40 gms jaggery
  • Coconut cream or yogurt 400 g (1 can)

Method

  1. Bring 4 cups of water to boil and add the hibiscus blooms.
  2. Once the tea gets brewed, place the cored and halved pears in the hibiscus tea.
  3. Add the sweetner and whole spices. Bring everything to a boil.
  4. Let them cook through. Once cooked remove the pears and let the tea reduce over a low flame.
  5. Whip the coconut cream with a little date syrup. Top it with crushed nuts and the poached pears.
  6. Drizzle the reduced tea over the poached pears and enjoy!

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