Saffron Poach

Saffron Poached Pears with Whipped Coconut Cream

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WHOLE: Bowl Food for Balance

By Melissa Delport

Published 2018

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This poached pear dessert is a decadent, elegant dessert that can be displayed beautifully. You can switch out the pears for apples if you wish, then serve them with the coconut ice cream from the Coconut Crumble recipe or simply whip up some cold coconut cream to accompany.


  • ¾ cup coconut cream
  • 2 whole pears, peeled
  • 5 cups water


Place the coconut cream in the freezer to chill. You do not want it frozen but you want the cream very cold or it will not whip.

In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, add the pears, water, coconut sugar, cloves, star anise, cinnamon, cardamom and saffron. Bring to a simmer for 35–40 minutes.

Once the pears are ready, remove them from the saucepan. Let the liquid simmer fo