Looking for a dessert that looks deceptively complex, but only takes minutes to prepare? Introducing: poached pears. With just four ingredients, this dessert is set to impress with its chichi looks and syrupy flavor – but it takes no time. A great last minute dessert for your sweetie that says, “I care for you enough to step outside of my comfort zone and poach something.”
1 Colombian Coffee K-Cup® pod, brewed at 8-oz. setting. Some suggestions: Green Mountain Coffee® Colombian Fair Trade Select, Folgers Gourmet Selections® Lively Colombian Coffee, or Eight O’Clock® Colombian Peaks Coffee.
2 cups water
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 Bosc pears, peeled, halved, and cored
Combine coffee, water, and brown sugar in large skillets.
Add pears and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 8-minutes.
Carefully flip pears over using a spatula and poach another 10-minutes or until pears are tender and liquid has thickened to a syrup.
To serve, place each pear half in a bowl and drizzle syrup over the pears. Top with a dollop of whipped cream or berries.
Enjoy your sweet treat!