Cooking with Chef Martin Lopez: Poached Pears!

Updated: Nov. 8, 2023 at 9:25 AM CST
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Here is Chef Martin's amazing Poached Pears Recipe! Check it Out! 1 17.3Oz Ready To Bake Puff Pastry Sheets coarse Sugar For Sprinkling On The Edges thyme For Garnish powdered Sugar vanilla Ice Cream Poached Pears: 3 Ripe Pears 2 Cups Of Water ½ Cup Of Sugar ½ Tsp Vanilla Bean Paste/Extract ½ Lemon ¼ Tsp Mexican Cinnamon ¼ Tsp Saffron Egg Wash: 1 Beaten Egg 2 Tsp Water Directions: Wash, peel & core pears Save cores for plate presentation Add water, sugar, vanilla bean, cinnamon & the juice of ½ the lemon to a pot Bring to a boil. Poach for 7 mins Then set Pears aside Add saffron to sauce and reduce until it thickens Roll your puff pastry on a floured surface cut into six rectangles, add a pear in the middle and score around it Brush thickened sauce on pear Then brush egg wash on to the puff pastry Sprinkle with coarse sugar & freeze for 10 minutes Brush more sauce on the pears and bake for 25 mins at 400F Once baked glaze pears one more time, then sprinkle with powdered sugar, add thyme & top with vanilla ice cream & drizzle the remaining sauce over it.