Poached Pears with Vanilla and Cardamom

Poached Pears with Vanilla and Cardamom

On the 1st Day of Christmas, my SousVide Supreme gave to me... a perfectly poached pear 
for all to see! 
 
Courtesy of Chef Michael Solomonov of Zahav, Philadelphia, PA 
Serves 4 
INGREDIENTS 
• 2 large, red Bartlett pears, rinsed and dried 
• 3 ounces (100 grams) raw honey 
• ½ fresh vanilla bean, split and scraped 
• 4 pods white cardamom, crushed 
 
 
INSTRUCTIONS 
1. Fill and preheat the SousVide Supreme to 
158F/70C. 
2. Peel, core, and halve the pears and put them 
into a cooking pouch with the honey, vanilla, 
and cardamom. 
3. Submerge in the water oven to cook for 30 to 45 minutes, depending on ripeness. They 
should be past “al dente”. 
4. Carefully remove them from the water bath and serve, immediately, with your favorite ice 
cream or just by themselves. 

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