Poached pears in cinnamon and saffron

A healthy but delicious dessert that is a great end to any meal.

Ingredients required:

  • 1 bottle good red wine
  • 200g organic caster sugar
  • cinnamon stick
  • Pinch of saffron
  • 6 English pears, peeled – leave whole


Pour the red wine, sugar, cinnamon stick and saffron in to a heavy based saucepan. Bring to a light boil and drop in the pears.

Poach the pears, covered, for 20-30 mins, making sure they are covered in the wine. The pears should be tender all the way through when pierced with a cocktail stick

Take the pears from the pan, then boil the liquid to reduce it by half so that it’s syrupy.

We serve with homemade shortbread and clotted cream