Poached pears with bissap juice

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Poached pears with bissap juice

Serves 4

Level: moderate


6 large pears

100g dried bissap

2 stalks of cinnamon

2 vanilla pods

250g of sugar

2 tablespoons of honey

1 glass of passion fruit juice

1L of water

1) Mix the bissap and remaining ingredients, except the pears, in a saucepan of cold water and bring to a boil for about 15 minutes.

2) Peel the pears keeping the stems and plunge them into the bissap juice. Cook 5 to 7 minutes depending on their size.

3) Remove the pears and set aside. Pass the bissap through the sieve (chinois). Collect the juice and pour in a soup bowl then finish with the pear.

To be served hot with crushed pistachios or coconut petals.