Jasmine Tea-Poached Pears with Ginger and Lime

2-4 Servings

Cook Time: 30 minutes

A great surprising twist on a classic pear dessert.


3 cups water

5 tsp Jasmine Green Tea

1 small piece of ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

¼ cup white sugar

Juice and zest of one lime

2 perfect pears, peeled and halved

Vanilla ice cream to serve

Black sesame seeds to garnish



Bring water to a boil. Add Jasmine Green Tea, cover and remove from heat. Let steep 3-5 minutes.


Strain brewed tea into a small saucepan. Add ginger, sugar and lime zest (hold the juice). Stir well until sugar dissolves.


Cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes.


Arrange pear halves cut side down in the syrup, all touching the bottom of the pan. Poach for 3-5 minutes or until desired tenderness. Spoon frequently with poaching liquid during cooking.


Take the pears out carefully. Strain the liquid, return to pot and further reduce to a thick syrup. Add lime juice and take off heat.


Place 1 or 2 pear halves in a bowl with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, spoon Jasmine green tea syrup on top.


Sprinkle with black sesame seeds.