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Poached maple pears with cinnamon mascarpone

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Treat your dinner party guests to these Poached maple pears for dessert. Served with cinnamon mascarpone, it's rich, warming and above all delicious.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time35 minutes
  • Prep time5 minutes
Poached maple pears with cinnamon mascarpone

Ingredients

  • ½ cup (125ml) maple syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 strips lemon zest
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 4 small firm pears, peeled
  • 250g mascarpone
  • 1 tbs icing sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon

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Method

  1. Step 1

    Place maple syrup, 500ml (2 cups) water, vanilla bean, cinnamon, lemon zest and lemon juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add pears. Place a round piece of baking paper over the pears. Cover the saucepan and cook for 20 mins or until the pears are tender. Set aside until cool.
  2. Step 2

    Meanwhile, combine mascarpone, icing sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Remove pears from the syrup and place in serving bowls. Place syrup over medium heat. Simmer for 10-15 mins or until reduced and thickened slightly. Discard vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and lemon zest. Pour syrup over pears and serve with cinnamon mascarpone.

    Poached maple pears with cinnamon mascarpone

    Poached maple pears with cinnamon mascarpone
    • Serves4
    • Cook time35 minutes
    • Prep time5 minutes
    Ingredients
    • ½ cup (125ml) maple syrup
    • 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
    • 1 cinnamon stick
    • 3 strips lemon zest
    • 1 tbs lemon juice
    • 4 small firm pears, peeled
    • 250g mascarpone
    • 1 tbs icing sugar
    • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
      Description

      Treat your dinner party guests to these Poached maple pears for dessert. Served with cinnamon mascarpone, it's rich, warming and above all delicious.

      Method
      1. Step 1

        Place maple syrup, 500ml (2 cups) water, vanilla bean, cinnamon, lemon zest and lemon juice in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add pears. Place a round piece of baking paper over the pears. Cover the saucepan and cook for 20 mins or until the pears are tender. Set aside until cool.
      2. Step 2

        Meanwhile, combine mascarpone, icing sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
      3. Step 3

        Remove pears from the syrup and place in serving bowls. Place syrup over medium heat. Simmer for 10-15 mins or until reduced and thickened slightly. Discard vanilla bean, cinnamon stick and lemon zest. Pour syrup over pears and serve with cinnamon mascarpone.