Honey Poached Pears with Lavender and Saffron

  • 8 small pears, peeled, stems intact
  • 5 cups of water
  • 6 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 small, 2 inch piece of cinnamon stick
  • 2 lavender heads
  • Pinch of saffron
  • Crushed, toasted almonds
  • Rose petals and saffron threads
  1. Place the water, honey, cinnamon stick, lavender and saffron threads into a sauce pot large enough to hold the pears; bring to a boil.
  2. Gently add the pears and lower the heat; baste the pears with the liquid, until they’re cooked through.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow them to cool.
  4. To serve, place a pear on a plate, drizzle with the syrup; garnish with rose petals and saffron threads, then a dusting of crushed, toasted almonds.

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