Poached Pears with Oat cream

A simple yet flavoursome dessert.

Serves 2

Cooks in 45 Minutes


  • 2 pears peeled and halved
  • 1 tbsp. turmeric powder
  • 400ml water
  • 4 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
  • 1 cinnamon stick


To serve alongside

  • 50g mixed nuts and seeds (sesame is great here)


Oat Cream

  • 30g oats
  • 150ml oat milk
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 5 tbsp. maple syrup or honey
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil melted
  • (or if you don’t want to make cream just use Greek yogurt)


  1. Starting with the oat cream. Add the oat milk to the oats and let soak for 20-30 minutes.
  2. Add the vanilla seeds, maple syrup or honey, coconut oil and blend in a food processor or blender until completely smooth. Transfer into a dish and place in the fridge.
  3. In a large saucepan add the water, turmeric, honey cinnamon stick and pears. Bring to boil and let simmer for 40 minutes until the pears are tender.
  4. For the nuts, Lightly crush using a pestle and mortar. Transfer to a pan over a high heat and toast for 2 minutes stirring to ensure even colouring until lightly browned.
  5. Add the pears to a dish or bowl, drizzle over with some oat cream and sprinkle with the toasted nuts & seed mix.