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Hibiscus Poached Pears with Greek Yoghurt and Honey Cream

Hibiscus Poached Pears with Greek Yoghurt and Honey Cream

This desert is not only incredibly moorish but will also feel your kitchen with a delicate scent of hibiscus. Whether you have dried your own flowers, or want to use simple hibiscus tea-bags, it doesn't require a Michelin Star to impress with this simple, yet delicious and healthy desert.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4


  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 slotted spoon
  • 1 bowl


  • 600 ml water
  • 2 medium pears Bosc or Williams are ideal
  • 5 hibiscus tea bags  (or 4 tbsp hibiscus dried hibiscus flowers)
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • Rind of one orange  1tbsp sugar free orange juice
  • 60gr fine sugar or agave honey

For the Cream

  • 200 gr Greek Yoghurt or creme fraîche
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 leom or lime
  • 1 tsp pistachios, chopped or almond flakes


  • Peel the pears and slice in half. Remove the core carefully with a knive (or an apple corer before cutting in half).
  • Add the pan with water, the pears and all of the other ingredients.
  • Bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat to a gentle boil and poach the pears until tender. This will take around 20- 25 minutes. 
  • Remove all but about 1.5 cup of the remaining poaching liquid and add half a cup of sugar or agave syrup. Return to hob on medium heat and simmer until reduced to a syrup
  • Mix the Greek Yoghurt with 2 tbsp. honey and a little lemon juice.
  • Spread onto each serving plate, then add two pear halves on each and a drizzle with the syrup. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios 


  • chocolate sauce or honey
  • sprinkle with dried raspberry or almond flakes, chocolate sprinkles or poppy seeds etc.
Keyword cream, Desert, fruit, pear, yoghurt

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