Friday, March 23, 2012

Pandan (Screwpine) Poached Pears


Pears are commonly poached in red wine, vanilla pods and sugar for a nice soft texture for a winsome dessert. I goggled and read a couple of recipes on how to make. Then I made my version with screwpine/pandan leaves for an Asian version. Pretty much the same soft texture as a sweet note to end a meal. And here it is - pears poached in sugar, lemon juice, pandan leaves and a little green color for the bright attractive colour.


Ingredients
2 green pears - remove skin.
1/2 juice of lemon
10 pandan leaves - blend/process with 1 1/2 cups of water. Drain and remove the leaves
3-4 dropping of green colouring
1/2 cup of white sugar

Method:
Rub lemon juice all over pears and save the extra juice.
Into a pot, add pear, sugar, the extra lemon juice and pandan extract.
Simmer until pears becomes soft and tender.
Remove the pears and continue to simmer to thicken the syrup.
Place the pears on a serving tray and pour the syrup on top.
For easy serving, slice the pears into cubes and add into a tall glass.
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28 comments:

  1. Ooohh these are gorgeous! I've never heard of Pandan leaves but it sounds wonderful! I love that you used green coloring, very unique to poached pears, usually they're that deep red from the wine. Pics are adorable!

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  2. This is a unique poached pear recipe. A lot of the ones I see are wine and a spice. However, yours has the elements of sweet as well as tart with that 1/2 lemon, which sounds complimentary for the pears. I also need to look into pandan, never tried it. Have a great day!

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful green!

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  4. These poached pears are just gorgeous!!! One of my favorite fruits...and I love your twist on the typical recipe :) Well done!

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  5. I agree with Tina, this is a unique poached pear recipe. However I love it because this is some desert which my whole family can eat together. Once I ate pannna cotta with pandan leaves. Since then I have been thinking to make something using these leaves. Great desert!

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  6. Very innovative... you should patent this recipe! hehhee..

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  7. Interesting concept! I don't really fancy poached pear, guess I don't like the extra step, just eat it as it is. Hahaha... me<--lazy! :P

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  8. amazing...it give me a good idea to creative with my food after this...hehehe...want to try it....

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  9. interesting! never thought of using pandan leaves. i've been doing only red wine. will give this a try and serve it with a dollop of vanilla ice cream and sprinkle some pine nuts...

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  10. I am so attracted to that vibrant green color--what a gorgeous dessert!

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  11. Oh Nava, this is such a fantastic twist to the regular poached pear! Sounds so good with pandan! Great job!

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  12. WoW,,,nava you did it again you amaze me with this recipe and yes this poached pear is different and looks so YummY with fresh pandan leaves,well done !!
    Ridwan

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  13. This is a total turnover of the red wine poached pear - I love it so much better because I am seriously partial to green ;)
    Such creativity!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  14. this looks really delicious n very new also....loved it....
    Maha

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  15. oh, cool for summer here! Thanks Nave!:)

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  16. it should b very nice ..
    fragrant with pandan flavour..

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  17. Oh my...luv this fruit serving with pandan flavor...Luks stunning.

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  18. Thanks all you great people for the comments and support, appreciate each one of it.

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  19. hi nava, i would love try this too. then eat cold. The green color of the pandan really comes out very bright and attractive. happy sunday

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  20. ooo...why didnt i think of this! very good idea

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  21. I love poaching pears, but I have the hardest time finding pandan here - sounds like a wonderful flavor combination.

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  22. Your poached pears look so gorgeous. I have never actually poached any fresh fruits before - worry that I'd end up consuming more sugars than I would by eating fruits in their fresh form. However, looking at the above photos, I am curious on the taste of pears and pandan fusion! Interesting. I love how you did the presentation on this one!

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  23. They look delicious and so beautiful!!!

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