Spiced Poached Pears

Spiced Poached Pears

Poached pears usually involve cooking them in a red wine dredged sugar syrup. While this might taste divine as a treat, I wanted to create something light that can be eaten regularly as a dessert, that is just healthy and not sugary. The star anise really lifts the flavour of the pear and the blueberries give it just a hint of blush.

Ingredients, serves 2

2 pears, cut in half
100ml water
4 star anise
2 teaspoons inulin syrup* or xylitol
50g blueberries


  1. Place the pears face down into a ceramic frying pan and add the water, star anise and inulin syrup. Pop on a lid and cook on a medium-low heat for 10 minutes. They should not be bubbling, but gently poaching.
    2. Add the blueberries to the pan and poach for a further 10 minutes.
Dominique Ludwig

Dominique Ludwig is a Nutritionist MSc and Nutritional Therapist who is also BANT and AFMCP accredited. Dominique works in personalised nutrition with most health conditions. Founder of the Nutrition and Lifestyle Programme Renew Reset Recharge. Dominique is also Head if Nutrition at Meyer Clinic Chichester. Dominique has an enviable list of worldwide clients from actresses, Popstars, athletes and entrepreneurs

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