Chai Poached Pears With Coconut Whip

Chai Poached Pears With Coconut Whip

Recipe contributed by Joey's Plate

Serves 3

INGREDIENTS:

Coconut whip

  • 1 can coconut cream, unshaken and refrigerated at least 8 hours
  • ¼ cup powdered maple sugar
  • ¼ cup tapioca starch
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Poached pears

DIRECTIONS:

Coconut whip

  1. Carefully scoop the top, solid layer of coconut cream from the refrigerated can and transfer to a chilled mixing bowl. Reserve the more liquid portion for soups or smoothies.
  2. Using an electric mixer, whip coconut cream until smooth, around one minute.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and continue to whip until soft peaks form then cover and set aside in the refrigerator. 

Poached pears

  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a low boil. Add masala chai tea blend and infuse 4 minutes.
  2. Once infused, strain the chai tea, return to saucepan, add whole spices along with maple syrup and maple sugar and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and gently place pears in chai infused water. simmer covered for 25 minutes, carefully turning pears every 5 minutes.
  4. Once evenly cooked, remove pears and set aside.
  5. Strain the chai infusion once more to remove the whole spices then simmer an additional 30 minutes, uncovered, until reduced to a light syrup.
  6. Pour chai reduction into shallow serving bowls, place pears in the bowls and serve with a dollop of coconut whip.

 

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