Golden Pears with Spiced Maple Granita


by: KrazyKiwi

The power of pears is boundless, we'™ll spell it out for you. P for Potassium which lowers blood pressure and takes pressure off the cardiovascular system. E for Eyes, the lutein and zeaxanthin help in the reduction of age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. A for all the Antioxidants and their anti-carcinogenic activities which are linked to the prevention of some cancers. R for the Red blood cell count improvement because of the copper and iron content. S is for the synthesizing of new tissue in various organs and helps to keep the metabolism working efficiently.


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serves: 3

3 pears, peeled and thinly sliced

20 g turmeric

0.5 tsp green cardamom pods

0.5 tsp cinnamon

0.5 tsp cloves

10 g lemongrass

75 ml maple syrup

1 liter water

Nutrition Facts
Golden Pears with Spiced Maple Granita

Servings Per Recipe: 3

Amount per Serving

Calories: 213

  • Total Fat: 1 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 22.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 54.2 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 7.4 g
  •     Sugars: 39 g
  • Protein: 1.3 g

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1.   Combine all ingredients in a small stock pot. Simmer for about an hour.

2.  Turn off the heat and leave to cool for about an hour.

3.  Strain the poaching liquid into a covered container and freeze overnight.

4.  Refrigerate the pears until ready to serve.

5.  Serve poached pears with granita.

Cooks' note:
Pears must be fully submerged in liquid. Add more water if needed.
If adding more liquid, reduce poaching liquid further until about a cup is left in the pot.

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