Poached Pears in Honey, Ginger, Orange zest and Cinnamon syrup is a dessertÂ made from pears poached in sugar syrupÂ and served with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and crystallized violets. This is a German dish and is known as Poire belle HÃ©lÃ¨ne . It was created around 1864 by Auguste Escoffier and named after the operetta La belle HÃ©lÃ¨ne by Jacques Offenbach
When you’re buying a pear, the mantra is: “Check the neck”. Since pears ripen from the inside out, if you check the flesh near the stem, it should be soft to the touch. If the pears are not ripe yet, store them in a warm place (not the refrigerator) such as a fruit bowl or paper bag until ripe. Poaching time can take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour depending on the ripeness of the fruit and the type of pear you choose. The pears cook in 20 minutes if they are ripe or it may take upto 40 minutes. So, adjust accordingly as per the texture of the fruit.
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