Warm vanilla cinnamon poached pears baked in a smooth almond custard and topped with a delicious butterscotch sauce
Continuing with fall dessert recipes I thought I’d share something a little warm and comforting. This tastes like a nice warm hug, especially if you top it with some butterscotch sauce straight from the oven. Delicious!
I always love using fresh produce and pears are perfect during this season. In all honestly a poached pear served with a side of cream is already the perfect sweet treat, but combining that with a sweet baked custard takes it to another level. The baked custard has a pudding-like texture with a golden cake-like crust, and when paired with the soft poached pear it gives you a dessert full of different textures!
I used pre-made butterscotch sauce to top these, but it’s super easy to make your own as well. The butterscotch sauce recipe I have for my sticky date puddings is a dream and it pairs perfectly with this so if you don’t have anything on hand that sauce is quick and easy to whip up.
The pre-made sauce that I used is from Barkers, a New Zealand company that creates the most amazing jams and curds. They just released a new range of dessert sauces and sent some for me to try so I thought why not use it since I have them! They are sweet, delicious and everything you need from a sauce to finish off your desserts.
On another note I wanted to ask you guys how you’re enjoying my recipes?! I’ve recently been on a improvement streak and wanted to create a better blog experience for all of you! At the moment I’ve been sharing a new recipe every Sunday, but hopefully from now on I can share two recipes a week. Of course that will be more brainstorming of dessert ideas and a lot more recipe ideas, so if you have any suggestions feel free to comment below or send me a message!
Thank you as always for enjoying my recipes, this week I reached 50K on Instagram and it was a milestone that I never thought I would achieve. Of course goals are meant to be reached so let’s head to 100K! Can’t wait to share more and more delicious recipes. If you do make this recipe make sure to tag me on instagram @catherine.justdessertsau and hashtag #cattycakes so I can see and share your recreations. Until next time happy baking!Print
Poached Pear and Almond Pudding
Warm cinnamon vanilla poached pears baked in a smooth and creamy almond custard, topped with a delicious butterscotch sauce. The perfect warm dessert for fall and the colder seasons.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 75 minutes
- Total Time: 90 minutes
- Yield: 3 1x
- 3 Small Corella pears
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste
- 500 g Water
- 250 g Sugar
- 50 g Sugar
- 15 g Flour
- 1 Egg
- 15 g Unsalted butter
- 80 g Milk
- 1 drop Almond extract
- Sliced almonds, to decorate
- In a small saucepan combine the sugar, water, cinnamon and vanilla
- Bring to a boil and heat until sugar dissolves
- Add the peeled pears and cover with lid**
- Poach for [cooked-timer minutes=”60″]60 Minutes[/cooked-timer] or until the pears are soft
- Remove from heat and let cool
- Preheat oven to 180°C/ 350°F
- In a medium sized bowl combine the sugar and flour
- In another bowl combine the egg, milk, butter and almond extract
- Whisk the wet ingredients into the dry
- Prepare three large ramekins
- Fill ramekins half way with the batter and place a poached pear in the centre of each
- Sprinkle with sliced almonds
- Bake for [cooked-timer minutes=”25″]25 Minutes[/cooked-timer] minutes, or until the pudding has just set
- (Optional) Serve with butterscotch sauce! Simply head to my sticky date pudding recipe and ¼ the butterscotch recipe
*Any small and firm pear will work
**Ensure there is enough water to submerge the pears