Poached pears with bissap juice

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Poached pears with bissap juice

  • Author: Mick Elysee
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 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.


Serving: 6

Level: medium

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