Poached Pears with Cashew Cream

Serves: 4

Cook Time: 20 minutes

These cinnamon poached pears are soft, sweet and perfect for a light and healthy dessert, and still satisfy all your sweet cravings.


  • 4 ripe pears, peeled, stalks intact
  • 1 L water
  • 3 tb maple syrup
  • 2 cinnamon stalks
  • ¼ cup orange zest
  • 2 tb pistachios, finely chopped.

Cashew cream

  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • 3 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup water


Step 1:  To prepare the cashew cream, place cashews in a bowl and cover with water and allow to soak for a minimum of 1 hour or overnight in the fridge. Once soaked, add the cashews with water, dates and vanilla extract to a high-speed blender and process until mixture is smooth. Set a side.

Step 2:  To poach the pears, place a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat, add one litre of water, maple syrup and cinnamon stalks and bring to a gentle simmer. Gently add the pears and orange zest and bring water to a gentle boil, then reduce the heat to simmer poaching the pears for roughly 20 minutes – 1 hour, depending in how ripe your pears are.

Step 3:   To serve, place one pear in a small bowl and add a dollop of cashew cream, then drizzle with sticky glaze and garnish with pistachios.


Nutrition information.

Per serve with tortilla: 1013kJ; 4g protein; 30g carbs (26g sugar); 10g fat (1.5g sat fat); 7g fibre, 5mg sodium.

  • Date June 10, 2021
  • Tags Desserts, What's NEW