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Poached pears with bissap / hibiscus juice

A simple yet exotic, decadant and elegant dessert. Our African Poached pears with bissap juice have a great balance of spice, sweet and fruity flavours. The deep red colour gradient is the perfect aphrodisiac finishing touch for your romantic dinner
Prep Time3 minutes
Active Time15 minutes
Total Time18 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: african, French
Keyword: african, aphodisiac, bissap, dessert, healthy, hibiscuss, pears, poached, spiced, valentine
Yield: 1
Cost: £12


  • Saucepan 
  • Peeler
  • Chopping board
  • Sieve
  • Spoon
  • Soup bowl


  • 6 pieces pears large
  • 100 g bissap dried
  • 2 stalks cinnamon
  • 2 pods vanilla
  • 250 g sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 glass passion fruit juice
  • 1 L water


  • Mix the bissap/hibiscus and the remaining ingredients, except the pears in a saucepan of cold water.
  • Bring to boil for about 15 minutes. Peel the pears keeping the stems and plunge them into the juice. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes depending on their size.
  • Remove the pears and set aside. pass the bissap/hibiscuss throught the sieve (chinois). collect the juice and pour in a soup bowl then finish with the pears.


Serve this dish hot with crushed pistachios or coconut petals for an extra touch of "je ne sais quoi"

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