Chai Poached Pears with Homemade Whipped Cream

Chad Montano

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January is here. You know what that means. It’s pear season! Besides simply slicing and snacking on this favorite winter fruit, you can enjoy pears baked into a cake, blended into a butter or even creatively layered on pizza. Or, if you’re looking for an extra impressive dessert, tie on your apron and tackle this new recipe. These chai poached pears are elegantly (and easily!) poached in everyone’s favorite spiced tea. Top with a homemade coconut whip, and you’ll want to serve this after-dinner sensation all the way to spring!

Poached Pear Next To Whipped Cream And A Cinnamon Stick Placed On A Plate

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Chai Poached Pears with Homemade Whipped Cream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 3 People
Calories 335 kcal
Author Chad Montano

Ingredients

Poached Pears

Whipped Cream

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, bring enough water to cover pears to a boil.
  2. Once boiling, reduce heat to simmer. Add orange peel, brown sugar, cinnamon sticks and tea bags. Steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Peel bosc pears and core from the bottom.
  4. Add pears to pot. Cook 20 minutes or until pears are tender but not overcooked.
  5. Remove pears and set aside on plate to cool.
  6. In medium bowl, combine whipped cream ingredients.
  7. Using a stand or hand mixer, whisk until peaks start to form, about 3-5 minutes.
  8. Serve pears warm topped with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Chai Poached Pears with Homemade Whipped Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 335 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 18mg1%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 7g28%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 651IU13%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.