Honey Poached Pears with Lemon Cinnamon Ricotta

Honey Poached Pears with Lemon Cinnamon Ricotta

Grace your table with this delicious dessert, enhanced with the flavors of lemon, cinnamon and saffron.


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins

Yield: 4 x pears

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Ingredients Convert to Imperial

  • 3 Tbsp honey (for pears) *
  • 1 good pinch saffron (about 20 strands)
  • 15 Tbsp water (3/4 cup + 3 Tbsp)
  • 4 medium pears
  • 100 g low-fat ricotta cheese (100g)
  • 5 Tbsp low-fat sour cream
  • 2 tsp honey (for ricotta cream)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp lemon zest


Combine honey, saffron and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil.

Peel, quarter and core pears. Cut each quarter in half. Add pears to syrup. Reduce heat. Simmer for 6 to 8 minutes or until tender.

To make ricotta cream, place ricotta, sour cream, honey, cinnamon, and lemon zest in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve warm or cold poached pears with ricotta cream.


* For sweeter pears, prior to cooking, add more honey to the saffron mix.

Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.


Note: This recipe's ingredients have been adjusted from the original Australian measures to the U.S. measures.

Thanks to Fresh Finesse