Here’s another version of Poached Pears, served with Caramel Sauce and Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream
4 organic pears
Remove the core and seeds from the bottom to the middle.
Place the pears upright in a sauce pan and fill with water to reach one third the height of the pears. Cook , covered, over medium heat until pears are soft but still keep their shape (about 15-25 minutes).
1 cup sugar
¼ cup water
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix the water and sugar in a saucepan. Cover and cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and boil uncovered until the sugar turns a medium brown, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon. Watch ithe sauce carefully, the caramel can burn. Slowly add the coconut milk and vanilla. Simmer until the caramel dissolves and the sauce is smooth and thick, about 2 minutes. Serve warm.
Place one or two tablespoons or two of the caramel on the bottom of each individual dessert plate. Set one pear on top of each pear. Serve with a small scoop of vegan pumpkin spice ice cream. Serves 4.
Watch the video on making POACHED PEARS WITH CARAMEL SAUCE