Saffron pears

    Saffron pears

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    About this recipe: Pears make for a healthy and unusual dessert when paired with exotic saffron.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 250 ml water
    • 250 ml white wine
    • 200 g sugar
    • 1 vanilla bean, halved
    • 1/2 cinnamon stick
    • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
    • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest
    • 6 firm pears

    Directions
    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:1hr55min  ›  Ready in:2hr 

    1. Combine all the ingredients, except the pears, in a saucepan in which the pears will fit snugly upright. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
    2. Meanwhile, peel the pears, leaving the stems intact. Add to the saucepan, cover, then simmer until the pears begin to take on a glazed appearance, about 1½ hours.
    3. Close to serving time, remove the pears and reduce the syrup for 20 minutes or until it is almost toffee-like. Pour the syrup over the pears and serve with sweet biscuits on the side.

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