Earl Grey Poached Pears with Earl Grey Custard

Earl Grey Poached Pears with Earl Grey Custard

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Ingredients for poaching liquid recipe:
1 Bigelow Earl Grey Tea Bag
4 cups boiling water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4 Bosc pears, peeled, stem on
Ingredients for Bigelow Earl Grey Sabayon:
5 Bigelow Earl Grey Tea Bags
1/4 cup boiling water
3 egg yolks
3 tablespoons granulated sugar (depending on desired sweetness)
1 teaspoon cornstarch, sifted
Mint leaves for garnish

Yield: 4 servings of poached pears. 1 cup of sabayon sauce.


 Poaching Liquid:

In medium saucepan, infuse the Bigelow Earl Grey tea by steeping the tea bag in 4 cups of boiling water for 1 minute. Add sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice, stir until the sugar has dissolved.
Place pears in saucepan and simmer, covered for 20-30 minutes or until tender, stirring gently once or twice. When ready, remove and place on a plate.

Bigelow Earl Grey Sabayon:

In a measuring cup, make the Bigelow Earl Grey tea by steeping 5 Earl Grey tea bags in 1/4 cup boiling water for 5 minutes. Strain, set aside.
In a large heatproof bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. With an electric hand mixer, beat on high speed until pale in color, about 3 minutes. Whisk in the Earl Grey tea. Set the bowl over simmering water, beat until the mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Remove the bowl from the heat, add sifted cornstarch and continue beating until incorporated.

To serve, place a pear standing up on attractive plate. Drizzle sabayon down the sides and garnish with mint leaves. If serving cold, keep sabayon refrigerated and beat on high with an electric mixer 1 or 2 minutes to fluff up mixture. Serve as above.

Nutritional Information:

Nutritional Information Per Serving Percent of Daily Value
Calories 374
 Protein  3 grams 5%
 Carbohydrate  87 grams 29%
 Total Fat  4 grams 6%
 Alcohol  0 grams
 Cholesterol  157 milligrams 52%
 Saturated Fat  1 grams 6%
 Monounsaturated Fat  2 grams
 Polyunsaturated Fat  0.6 grams
 Trans Fatty Acid  0 grams
 Total Dietary Fiber  5 grams 21%
 Total Sugar  76 grams
 Percentage of Calories 
 Protein  3%
 Carbohydrate  89%
 Total Fat  8%
 Alcohol  0%
 Vitamins & Mineral 
 Sodium  11 milligrams 0%
 Potassium  238 milligrams 7%
 Vitamin A   59 Retinol Equivalent 4%
 Vitamin C  8 milligrams 14%
 Calcium  38 milligrams 4%
 Iron  0.9 milligrams 5%
 Vitamin D (ug)  0.4 micrograms  4%
 Thiamin  0.07 micrograms 5%
 Riboflavin  0.1 milligrams 8%
 Niacin  0.3 milligrams 1%
 Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)  0.09 milligrams 5%
 Folic Acid  33 milligrams 8%
 Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)  0.2 micrograms 4%
Nutritional Recipe Features
Low in Sodium
High in Fiber
Good Source of Potassium
Dairy Free
Soy Free


Earl Grey Poached Pears with Earl Grey Custard

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