4/6 pears..leave the stalks on. Syrup ingredients :1 litre water320g castor sugar1 cinnamon stick10 crushed Elachi (cardomom) pods2 star aniseedHalf a vanilla pod1/4 teaspoon saffron (I added a little more)
Peel 4/6 pears..leave the stalks on. Gently simmer the pears, in the syrup, on medium heat for 2 hours or until the pears are soft. Remove pears, boil down until a thicker syrup forms.. pour over pears before serving.. ((drizzle some nestle cream and sprinkle with pistachios..))I used vanilla ice cream and ginger biscuit crumb instead. (you can even use store-bought ginger biscuit☺️)..Serve the poached pear hot. (reheats in the microwave perfectly). Pour room temperature syrup over. Serve with ice cream and biscuit crumb /nestle cream and pistachios. .P. S. The syrup is sinfully sweet, as all good syrup should be☺️. If you prefer a less sweet taste, pour a smaller serving of syrup or serve it with an unsweetened dessert cream instead.We loved it as is, with a smaller serving of syrup 🌹❤️.