Spicy Chai Poached Pears

Spicy Chai Poached Pears

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12 Bigelow® Spiced Chai Tea Bags
8 cups (2L) boiling water
2 cups (500mL) sugar
4 pears, peeled and cored
1 cup (250mL) mascarpone cheese
1 teaspoon (5mL) vanilla extract
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup honey
Fresh mint leaves for garnish
Zest of orange

Yield: Serves 4 - Prep Time: 20 minutes - Cook Time: 25 minutes


Over medium heat, add boiling water to large saucepan. Add Bigelow® Spiced Chai tea bags and steep for 5 minutes. Add sugar, bring mixture to under a boil, once sugar has dissolved, add pears. Reduce to a simmer and poach pears for 15-20 minutes until soft. Reserve liquid and cool to room temperature.

Mix cheese, vanilla, heavy cream and honey together. Thin mixture with 3 tablespoons of the reserved liquid.

Place 1 cup of the reserved liquid and orange zest in a heavy saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce liquid to 2/3 of a cup.

To serve place 2 tablespoons liquid mixture on each plate, place a pear on top and drizzle with cheese sauce. Garnish with mint leaves.

Nutritional Information:

Per Serving: 1 pear

Nutritional Information Per Serving Percent of Daily Value
Calories 603
 Protein  5 grams 11%
 Carbohydrate  77 grams 26%
 Total Fat  37 grams 57%
 Alcohol  0.4 grams
 Cholesterol  41 milligrams 14%
 Saturated Fat  21 grams 105%
 Monounsaturated Fat  3 grams
 Polyunsaturated Fat  0.5 grams
 Trans Fatty Acid  0 grams
 Total Dietary Fiber  5 grams 21%
 Total Sugar  56 grams
 Percentage of Calories 
 Protein  3%
 Carbohydrate  46%
 Total Fat  50%
 Alcohol  1%
 Vitamins & Mineral 
 Sodium  47 milligrams 2%
 Potassium  243 milligrams 7%
 Vitamin A   136 Retinol Equivalent 10%
 Vitamin C  7 milligrams 12%
 Calcium  38 milligrams 4%
 Iron  0.5 milligrams 3%
 Vitamin D (ug)  0.2 micrograms  2%
 Thiamin  0.04 micrograms 2%
 Riboflavin  0.09 milligrams 5%
 Niacin  0.3 milligrams 2%
 Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)  0.06 milligrams 3%
 Folic Acid  14 milligrams 4%
 Cobalamin (Vitamin B12)  0.05 micrograms 1%
Nutritional Recipe Features
Low in Sodium
Good Source of Potassium


Spicy Chai Poached Pears

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