Christmas dessert: caramelized pears with cashew and lemon cream

For SHA Wellness Clinic
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Thursday December 18th, 2014
Healthy nutrition

Christmas is coming and with all the things that we have to do, the dessert is something that we set aside. We give priority to the gifts, to what we are going to cook for dinner…  The dessert is something we usually want impress with, nevertheless we leave it a little bit relegated. If you are still thinking for a Christmas dessert, here you have the solution: caramelized pears with cashews and lemon cream. Dazzle your guests!

 

Ingredients:

Cashew and lemon cream:

  • 1 tablespoon cashew butter.
  • 100 grs. silken tofu.
  • 50 ml. brown rice syrup.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract.
  • Juice of two lemons.
  • A small pinch of salt.

 

Pears:

  • 3 semi-ripe pears, cored and cut into quarters lengthways.
  • 1 tsp olive oil.
  • 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup.
  • 1 cinnamon stick.
  • 3 star anise.
  • 2 cloves.
  • ¼ glass white wine.
  • ¼ glass apple juice.

 

Preparation:

Cashew and lemon cream:

  • Steam the tofu for 5 minutes.
  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and mix until they are smooth.

Pears:

  • Heat the olive oil in a heavy bottomed pan then add the pears and cook them on each side until they are lightly coloured.
  • Add rice syrup and spices and allow to bubble for a minute.
  • Pour the wine and apple juice and allow the liquid to gently boil.
  • Reduce until the pears are tender.
  • Serve drizzled with the cookin liquid and topped with the lemon and cashew cream.

 

This is a recipe of Shamadi Restaurant in SHA Wellness Clinic. We hope you have liked this recipe! We are completely sure you will dazzle your guests with it!

We wish you a Merry Christmas in company of your family and loved ones!

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