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Hibiscus Poached Pears with rice pudding

 

 

Gorgeously crimson Hibiscus Poached Pears with rice pudding  soak up the wonderfully warm flavours of the spices, the tartness & beautiful colour of the hibiscus flowers tea and beetroot as they poach.

The result is perfectly tender pears that make for a visually stunning fall dessert.

Coat them with dark chocolate with slivered pistachios, serve this with Indian rice pudding (chawal ki kheer) and it will transport you to food heaven.

For more Hibiscus flower recipes, check out the following on the blog –

No bake hibiscus cheesecake

Hibiscus flower tea

 

Easy to make Hibiscus Poached Pears with rice pudding

This recipe is sweet, salty and spicy, all in one dessert and you wouldn’t find any flavor missing.

It barely took any time to make this fancy dessert.  In addition to that,  this dessert can be prepared a day in advance.

I served the poached pears on a bed of creamy delicious chawal ki kheer (rice pudding), which eventually turned out to be a wonderful pairing.

For more fruit based recipes do check out the blog for the following –

Kinnow delight

Star fruit mojito

No bake strawberry cheesecake

Strawberry and chocolate mousse

Strawberry cheesecake cupcakes

Mango china grass pudding

Mango sushi

Fruit caramel pudding

 

What is poaching?

You all must have heard about poached eggs, but this poaching  technique can be used to cook various things from chicken to fruits.

Poaching is a technique that involves submerging food in a liquid and cook it at a low temperature. It works perfect for delicate foods like fruits.

The liquids generally used for poaching are wine, water and milk. However for more flavor, you may add other ingredients like herbs or  teas.

 

Step by step instructions to make Hibiscus Poached Pears with rice pudding :

 

To make poached pears

Fill a large pot with water. Drop the hibiscus flowers, spices, beetroot and honey.

Ingredients to make hibiscus tea

 

Bring to a boil on medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes, so that all the flavours from spices infuse into the water. Your Hibiscus tea is ready.

 

Hibiscus flowers tea in the making

To this add the prepared pears. Make sure the pears are fully submerged in water. Poach them on low flame for about 20-25 minutes, turning the pears frequently so that it gets even colour on all sides.

Poached Pears

 

Cook the pears until tender but not too soft. The indication of a well poached pear is that it should be  easily sliced & eaten with just a spoon.

Moreover the poaching time will vary depending on the ripeness of the pears.

Switch off the heat and leave the pears to cool in the poaching liquid.

Once cooled down, remove the pears from the liquid and place onto a plate. After that, strain the liquid & discard the spices and hibiscus flowers.

Return the strained poaching liquid to the pot, simmer until reduced to thicker consistency to drizzle over poached pears. Drizzle this liquid over poached pears and set aside.

Store leftovers (if any) in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Use this up as base for holiday cocktails, salad dressing or drizzle for your cheese board.

 

To make Indian Rice pudding

Rinse the rice a couple of times in  water and then soak in enough water for about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile when the rice are soaking, take full-fat milk in a heavy bottom pan. Bring it to a boil and add soaked and drained rice.

Simmer and cook rice on low heat without the lid on.

Meanwhile continue to stir the milk rice mixture so that it should not stick to bottom of the pan. If required keep adding few spoonful of water.

Cook the rice till they are 90% done.

Scrape milk solids from the sides of the pan and keep adding to the kheer. Then add sugar as required.

Simmer till the rice is almost cooked and well incorporated. The rice grains shouldn’t be seen separate from the milk.

Continue to cook on low heat till the rice kheer thickens and the rice is almost mashed.

Turn off the flame and keep aside to cool.

 

For chocolate coating

Melt the dark chocolate using double boiler method. Or microwave high for 30 seconds first and continue at the burst of 30 seconds each time till the chocolate is melted completely.

Stir well so that no lumps remain. Now take poached pears, wipe them dry from the bottom (1/3 part) with tissue paper.

 

Hibiscus Poached Pears with rice pudding

Dip the bottom of pears in the melted chocolate. Or with the help of a spoon or brush spread the chocolate over the bottom of the pears.

Immediately sprinkle slivered pistachios and silver balls over the chocolate.

To serve

In a plate spread rice pudding, place poached, chocolate coated pears over it.

 

Hibiscus poached pears served in white plate

Serve at room temperature or warm and some extra poaching liquid spooned on top.

 

NOTES

1. To make this recipe I have used fresh hibiscus flowers. However you can use dried ones or hibiscus tea bags.

2. I served them on rice pudding, but if you feel like making some Vanilla Custard, that’s easy, less time consuming too.

 

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Hibiscus Poached Pears with rice pudding

Hibiscus poached pears are a unique dessert that tastes delicious and so simple to make. It’s a lovely way to use pears while they are in season.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Desserts
Keyword: Hibiscus poached pears, Poached pears
Servings: 2
Author: Lata Lala

Ingredients

To poach pears

  • 2 firm pears peeled, leaving stems on
  • 25 grams 1 cup hibiscus flowers
  • 1 small beetroot
  • 2 whole star anise
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 80 ml 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 litre water

For chocolate coating

  • 4 tablespoon melted dark chocolate
  • 8 pistachios slivered
  • 2 tablespoon silver balls for decoration

To make rice pudding

  • 2 tablespoon rice
  • 500 ml Full fat milk
  • A pinch salt
  • 3 tablespoon Sugar or to your taste

Instructions

To make poached pears

  • Fill a large pot with water. Drop the hibiscus flowers, spices, beetroot and honey.
  • Bring to a boil on medium heat and simmer for 10 minutes, so that all the flavours from spices infuse into the water. Your Hibiscus tea is ready.
  • To this add the prepared pears Make sure the pears are fully submerged in water. Poach them on low flame for about 20-25 minutes, turning the pears frequently so that it gets even colour on all sides.
  • Cook the pears until tender but not too soft. The indication of a well poached pear is that it should be easily sliced & eaten with just a spoon.
  • Moreover the poaching time will vary depending on the ripeness of the pears.
  • Switch off the heat and leave the pears to cool in the poaching liquid.
  • Once cooled down, remove the pears from the liquid and place onto a plate.
  • After that, strain the liquid & discard the spices and hibiscus flowers.
  • Return the strained poaching liquid to the pot, simmer until reduced to thicker consistency to drizzle over poached pears. Drizzle this liquid over poached pears and set aside.
  • Store leftovers (if any) in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Use this up as base for holiday cocktails, salad dressing or drizzle for your cheese board.

To make Indian Rice pudding

  • Rinse the rice a couple of times in water and then soak in enough water for about 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile when the rice are soaking, take full-fat milk in a heavy bottom pan.
  • Bring it to a boil and add soaked and drained rice.
  • Simmer and cook rice on low heat without the lid on.
  • Meanwhile continue to stir the milk rice mixture so that it should not stick to bottom of the pan. If required keep adding few spoonful of water.
  • Cook the rice till they are 90% done.
  • Scrape milk solids from the sides of the pan and keep adding to the kheer. Then add sugar as required.
  • Simmer till the rice is almost cooked and well incorporated. The rice grains shouldn't be seen separate from the milk.
  • Continue to cook on low heat till the rice kheer thickens and the rice is almost mashed.
  • Turn off the flame and keep aside to cool.

For chocolate coating

  • Melt the dark chocolate using double boiler method. Or microwave high for 30 seconds first and continue at the burst of 30 seconds each time till the chocolate is melted completely.
  • Stir well so that no lumps remain. Now take poached pears, wipe them dry from the bottom (1/3 part) with tissue paper.
  • Dip the bottom of pears in the melted chocolate. Or with the help of a spoon or brush spread the chocolate over the bottom of the pears.
  • Immediately sprinkle slivered pistachios and silver balls over the chocolate.

To serve

  • In a plate spread rice pudding, place poached, chocolate coated pears over it.
  • Serve at room temperature or warm and some extra poaching liquid spooned on top.

Notes

1. To make this recipe I have used fresh hibiscus flowers. However you can use dried ones or hibiscus tea bags.
2. I served them on rice pudding, but if you feel like making some Vanilla Custard, that’s easy, less time consuming too.
 

 

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    I am literally drooling! Not only is the hibiscus poached pears with rice pudding stunning, but also looks super tempting. I love poached pears and can imagine the riot of flavours right from the spices, hibiscus to the rice pudding and chocolate. Definitely a formal dinner dessert.

  2. Seema Sriram

    5 stars
    This hibiscus poached pear with rice pudding is a Stunning dessert. I am sure it was loved and relished.

    1. Lata Lala

      Absolutely loved by everyone Seema. Thanks dear.

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