Ginger Poached Pears by Whimsy & Spice

This recipe for a pair of poached pears from Whimsy & Spice was developed to accompany their Star Anise Pannacotta.

What You’ll Need

    1¼ cups sugar
    1 cup water
    Juice from 1 lemon
    ½ cup white wine
    ½ cup roughly chopped fresh ginger
    2 pears, peeled and halved with cores scooped out

What You Do

Bring everything to a simmer in a medium saucepan, then reduce the heat to medium-low to keep the mixture just barely simmering. Cook for 10-20 minutes, or until the pears are mostly cooked and tender. Cooking time will vary depending on the ripeness of the fruit. Transfer everything to a storage container and place in the refrigerator to cool. Remove the pear halves from the syrup when ready to slice and use.

Star Anise Pannacotta + Ginger Poached Pears by Whimsy & Spice

Jenna + Mark of Whimsy & Spice

Whimsy & Spice was founded in 2008 in Brooklyn, New York by the husband and wife team of Mark Sopchak and Jenna Park, who combine their skills of more than 14 years of experience in culinary arts and graphic design to produce a distinctive line of handmade cookies, marshmallows and other sweets.

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