This week, Boudavida founder Anabel has been picking ripe pears from the tree in her garden, and so it seemed the perfect opportunity to feature a new recipe using this delicious fruit.
As the nights draw longer (sadly) and the temperature gets lower, we start to look to hot winter breakfasts and dinners to keep us warm. As a sweet addition to your morning porridge, or a warm dessert option, why not try poached pears?
We have found this delicious recipe from Natasha Corrett of Honestly Healthy, which uses coconut oil, almond milk and mint - for a little zing.
For a more indulgent dessert recipe, use honey, cinnamon or vanilla whilst simmering to add extra sweetness.
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1 pear, quartered
- ½ a cup (120ml) of almond milk
- 1 star anise
- 1 tablespoon mint, roughly chopped
- Melt the coconut oil in a frying pan. Once melted add the pears to the pan and cook evenly on each side until they start to turn golden brown. This should take 2-3 minutes on each side.
- In a separate saucepan, heat the almond milk with the star anise until it starts to simmer.
- Add the chopped mint and leave to infuse for a minute or two.
- Place the pears into a bowl, remove the star anise from the milk and pour over the pears.
- Enjoy on its own or over a bowl of gluten free porridge.
We’d love to see you re-create this recipe at home and send us photos of your fabulous creations. Simply tag us @boudavida or with the hashtag #boudavida.