Sinfully Pomegranate Poached Pears with Orange Cashew Cream

Pomegranate Poached Pears
Pomegranate Poached Pears
  1. 8 Ripe but firm bosc pears, peeled
  2. Poaching Liquid:
  3. 4 Cups organic pomegranate juice
  4. 6 Cups organic grape juice
  5. Zest and juice from 4 organic Clementine oranges
  6. 4T Fresh chopped ginger
  7. 6 Star anise
  8. 6 Black cardamom pods
  9. Four sticks of Cinnamon
  10. Orange Cashew Cream:
  11. 2 Cups raw cashews, soaked in water for an hour
  12. 1 Cup organic Clementine orange juice
  13. 1T Honey
  14. 1T Water
  15. Garnish:
  16. 2 organic oranges
  17. 8 cinnamon sticks
  18. 8 mint sprigs
  1. Poaching Liquid:
  2. Combine poaching liquid ingredients in a large enough pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer,covered for 20 minutes. Gently place pears in poaching liquid and simmer on low for one hour, partially covered, turning the pears every couple of minutes to make sure they absorb the color evenly. The pears should just be tender (test with skewer). Remove from poaching liquid and let cool.
  3. Orange Cashew Cream:
  4. Place drained cashews, orange juice, honey and water in a blender until completely smooth.
  5. Garnish:
  6. With a pairing knife cut both ends off the orange. Carefully slice downward making sure to follow the curve of the fruit to remove the rind and white layer. Working over a bowl carefully cut each segment from the fruit letting it fall into the bowl.

Quick Notes

Chic Tip:

For chicer presentation when serving, serve in glass serving cups and fill with orange cashew cream and place pear on top standing up. Place cinnamon stick, mint, and supremes in cups as garnish.

Healthy Fact:

Pomegranate may help slow aging and protect against heart disease and cancer. Pomegranate juice contains the highest antioxidant capacity compared to other juices like red wine and green tea.

Travis London

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Travis is a celebrated chef, event planner, and a lifestyle and travel expert. Travis is the founder of Hollywood's go to catering/event planning company, Healthy Chic Eats, and is a frequent contributor to various media outlets.

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