Saffron and honey poached pears with ricotta and parmesan

  • 15 mins to prep
  • 30 mins to cook
  • Serves 4
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A surprisingly simple dish with layers of luxurious flavour – find our recipe for saffron and honey poached pears with ricotta and parmesan here.

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  1. 1

    Put the pears, wine, and honey into a saucepan with the lemon zest, saffron, and cinnamon stick. Heat and simmer very gently for about 30 minutes, until the pears are tender. Cool them until barely warm.

  2. 2

    Mix together the Parmesan and ricotta cheeses thoroughly.

  3. 3

    Share the pears and their cooking liquid between 4 serving bowls. Spoon the cheese mixture onto them, and then serve.

  4. 4

    Chef Bee’s tip: You can make the pears up to 3 days in advance, then cover and chill until you need them. Warm them slightly before serving to enjoy them at their best.

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