These ginger poached pears make for a great after dinner treat. Use firm pears for better results and lots of honey for drizzling.
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Last month I started coughing. It was a dry cough, and more of a discomfort than anything else. I started with my usual regimen of over the counter medications. And added my prescription medication to ensure it did not develop into bronchitis. I have had regular bouts of this over the years and know exactly what it feels like. This cough was nothing like it. I felt fine, no fever, no aches and pains, and I could not feel my lungs. I know that sounds weird, but when I have bronchitis I can feel myself breathe! My grandmother always said that it takes 6 takes to get rid of a cold with medication, and half a dozen days without! Half way into my six days I went to see my acupuncturist. The coughing was getting out of control and I thought a few needles would help.
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She treated me as best she could, and recommended pears drizzled in honey. So I made these ginger poached pears using ingredients I know are good for colds and coughs. Sadly for me, the pears did not cure my illness. And the cough mixture I was taking did nothing to relieve the constant coughing during the night. This meant a week of broken sleep and after the six days were up I went to see my Doctor. I was diagnosed with atypical pneumonia and put onto some serious medication. Commonly known as walking pneumonia as you feel fine and can walk about, it is still serious. The bacterial infection is contagious and so I cancelled all the plans I had for the week and concentrated on getting better. It meant a lot of time spent reading and recuperating. What do you do for a common cough?
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Ginger Poached Pears
- 500 mls orange juice
- 500 mls rosé champagne, or wine
- 5 cm root ginger, thickly sliced
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 1 cinnamon quill
- 2 star anise
- 100 g honey, plus extra for drizzling
- 2 whole pears, cored
- Place the juice, champagne, ginger, rosemary, cinnamon, star anise and honey into a saucepan
- Heat over a low temperature until just simmering
- Add the pears, cover and leave to simmer for an hour
- Remove from the saucepan and serve drizzled with honey
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17 thoughts on “Ginger Poached Pears Drizzled With Honey”
Love preparing poached pears and very much want to try your recipe which is ‘gutsier’ than any of my current ones.- somewhat like poaching them in a spiced mimosa . . . well, perchance the cook can have some of the mimosa pure ! I remember being diagnosed with walking pneumonia a few decades back – having six years of medical school behind me I still said ‘What’ !!! If you look after yourself it is not ‘that’ dangerous but, unfortunately hangs on like glandular fever . . . so be patient ! All the best . . .
I like the sound of a mimosa! Thanks for the advice and wishes Eha, much appreciated 🙂
Oh dear – that is no good. I hope you’re feeling much better now, Tandy!
These pears look delicious – I love ginger and honey together!
I am much better, thank you!
Oh no, Tandy, I am so sorry you have been ill. I hate being sick. I have not had an illness like this. When I get bronchitis, I feel terrible. I love this recipe.
Bronchitis is not fun at all!
Thta’s an interesting saying from your grandmother. And walking pneumonia sounds terrible I hope you’re ok now Tandy?
All better, thank you xx
There are some serious bugs that things like ginger and honey just can’t cure Tandy unfortunately, however your pears sound so delicious, and I am collecting honey recipes so thankyou. I will need to find some economically priced champagne though, or I will drink it all:) Glad you are feeling a lot better. Cheers, Pauline
Nothing wrong with drinking it all 😉
These are just beautiful.
Thank you 🙂
I had walking pneumonia in 7th grade and coughed for months until they diagnosed it and made me rest. We make this recipe for colds: http://artofnaturalliving.com/2013/11/17/lime-or-lemon-ginger-honey-in-a-jar/
I shall try your recipe next time I get ill 🙂
The acupuncturist’s recipe to cure your ills might not have worked but it certainly is a tasty remedy when you want something delicious for dessert. I’m happy to hear that you are feeling better.
It was indeed a tasty remedy 🙂