Sometimes autumn can be beautiful.

Saffron pears

1 kg firm very small pears
1 orange
couple drops orange oil
300g sugar
1g saffron threads
1 vanilla pod
about 1 litre water

Boil water, sugar, saffron, vanilla, orange peel, oil and juice into a syrup. That takes about 5 to 10 minutes until all sugar has melted and saffron has released its aromas.
Peel the pears, keeping them intact. Poach pears in the syrup for about 20-30 minutes, depending on size. When pears start to soften slightly, lift pears into sterilised jars or just let cool in the syrup.

Serve with dessert or cheese and crackers.

1 comment:

  1. you are right, it is beautiful. Here in Italy we are still waiting on it, but we already have plenty of pears to poach --like these. Lovely images.