Deceptively easy dessert: Saffron and cardamom poached pears

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Poaching fruit can be a show stopper when it comes to the dessert at your next dinner party. Cooking fruit in the sweet liquids can bring out flavors you never imagined.

Today we’re being joined by Janelle Whempner, the culinary arts instructor at CTE academy in Sioux Falls. She’s here to show us how to make the perfect poached pears with a unique blend of spice that will impress your dinner party guests.

How to poach pears in a saffron and caramom sauce for an easy but fancy dessert.
Saffron and Cardamom Poached Pears


1/2 tablespoon cardamom pods

2cups dry white wine

3/4 cup sugar

11/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon saffron threadsPinch of kosher salt

4 firm pears, peeled, stems intact

16-ounce container crème fraîche (served on the side)

Recipe for saffron and cardamom poached pears. How to make a unique poached pear with video instructions.
Saffron and Cardamom Poached Pears

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