Poached Pears with Green Tea Cream Sauce


This recipe for poached pears with green tea cream sauce is a “sweet” entry in our March Recipe Madness Contest, created and submitted by Tina Coopman. To qualify, the recipe contains 8 ingredients or less, but includes Coconut Milk Creamer by So Delicious Dairy Free.

Poached Pears with Green Tea Cream Sauce

So Delicious Dairy Free Recipe Madness Contest - BadgeEasy poached pears are topped with a generous drizzle of a dairy-free green tea cream sauce.

For more details about the recipe contest, see this post: https://www.godairyfree.org/news/march-recipe-madness-contest

Special Diet Notes & Options: Poached Pears with Green Tea Cream Sauce

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian. In fact, they are generally food allergy-friendly!

For a vegan green tea cream sauce, simply use agave nectar in place of the honey.

Poached Pears with Green Tea Cream Sauce
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Serves: 4 large servings or 8 small servings
  1. Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Core from the bottom.
  2. Bring sugar, water and vanilla to a boil in a medium saucepan.
  3. Once syrup is boiling place pears in, cover and reduce to a simmer for 20 minutes or until pears are cooked through.
  4. While pears are cooking bring coconut cream, lemon juice and 1 tablespoon honey to a boil in another pan.
  5. Add green tea bags and reduce to a simmer, simmering 10 minutes.
  6. Mix cornstarch and water in a bowl until thoroughly mixed, creating a slurry. Remove tea bags, squeezing them before removing. Whisk the cornstarch slurry into the green tea cream, and simmer for a minute or 2, until slightly thickened.
  7. Once pears are cooked remove from the water, allowing to drain excess syrup. Place in the middle of a plate, drizzle some of the remaining honey and scoop some green tea cream sauce on top. Repeat with the remaining pears.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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