Spiced Caramel Pears

Looking for a delicious vegan dessert that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser?

Award-winning Aussie chef Teage Ezard has created this Spiced Caramel Pears recipe to serve with delicious Elato Dark Chocolate Truffle ice cream. 

He says, “This recipe is a simple and cost-effective seasonal dessert. The pears can be served either chilled or warm. The exotic dried spices in the dish provide all the punch flavours that team up so well with the Elato chocolate ice cream.”

RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Prep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins

 15 baby pears or 6 whole large pears, peeled, halved and cored, or 24 dried halved pears
 400 g grated dark palm sugar
 Zest of 2 oranges
 2 whole cinnamon sticks
 6 whole star anise
 4 whole cardamom pods, cracked
 600 ml 600ml water

1

Place the palm sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, star anise, cardamom and water in a small pot and bring to boil.

2

Cook for 10 minutes to infuse the spices.

3

Add the pears – if they are not completely covered, add more water. Weigh them down in the liquid with a small plate and simmer gently until tender (the time depends on the ripeness of the pears. For dried pears, cook for 20 minutes).

4

Remove the pears and return the pan to the heat.

5

Simmer the syrup until thickened and reduced by half.

6

To test if the syrup is ready, spoon a small amount onto a cold plate – it should be dense and sticky like treacle. 7. Remove from the heat and chill.

7

Strain the syrup (reserving the aromatics) and return the syrup to the saucepan.

8

Add the pears and gently reheat.

9

Place 5 baby pear halves or 2 halved large pears or 4 dried pears in each serving bowl and pour over the syrup.

10

Accompany with Elato Dark Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream.

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Ingredients

 15 baby pears or 6 whole large pears, peeled, halved and cored, or 24 dried halved pears
 400 g grated dark palm sugar
 Zest of 2 oranges
 2 whole cinnamon sticks
 6 whole star anise
 4 whole cardamom pods, cracked
 600 ml 600ml water

Directions

1

Place the palm sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, star anise, cardamom and water in a small pot and bring to boil.

2

Cook for 10 minutes to infuse the spices.

3

Add the pears – if they are not completely covered, add more water. Weigh them down in the liquid with a small plate and simmer gently until tender (the time depends on the ripeness of the pears. For dried pears, cook for 20 minutes).

4

Remove the pears and return the pan to the heat.

5

Simmer the syrup until thickened and reduced by half.

6

To test if the syrup is ready, spoon a small amount onto a cold plate – it should be dense and sticky like treacle. 7. Remove from the heat and chill.

7

Strain the syrup (reserving the aromatics) and return the syrup to the saucepan.

8

Add the pears and gently reheat.

9

Place 5 baby pear halves or 2 halved large pears or 4 dried pears in each serving bowl and pour over the syrup.

10

Accompany with Elato Dark Chocolate Truffle Ice Cream.

Spiced Pear Dessert

For more delicious recipes, you may visit elato.com.au.

About Elato

Not only does Elato ice-cream taste exceptional, it’s a force for good with 50 per cent of the brand’s profits supporting food rescue non-profit organisation Oz Harvest. Its delicious flavours are sourced from social enterprises committed to sustainability, fair trade and a positive social impact as well as offering a range of “better for you” product features.

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