I had so many recipes running on my mind on how to use the saffron leaves. So happened that we were having a small family gathering and I was asked to make a dessert. I wanted to surprise my family with a dessert they probably have not tasted before. The method of making this dessert is almost the same as my previous of Pandan Poached Pears. For this version of poached pears, I used the saffron threads, cinnamon, lemon and sugar.
Nobody in my family is big eaters of desserts and 3 pears were more than enough to go around. They did find the dessert unique and something new. They were taken back that I used saffron threads as one of the ingredients for this recipe. I did achieve my mission of surprising them with a dessert I created entirely myself.
3 green pears - Peel the pears; either all of the skin or peel to create a pattern as you like. Leave the stem intact.
1 tsp saffron threads
3-4 small sticks of cinnamon
1/2 lemon - squeeze the juice out and peel the skin into small pieces
1/4 cup white/brown sugar
2 cups of water.
Rub lemon juice all over the pears.
Add all ingredients into a pan (including the pears) and simmer.
Continue to cook, turning the pears occasionally so that they become saturated evenly.
When the pears becomes tender, remove and place on a serving plate.
Continue simmering the syrup, depending on how thick you like the syrup to be.
Pour the syrup on top of the pears before serving.