Chai Poached Pears with Porridge

Chai Poached Pears with Porridge




  • 2 cups / 500ml of water
  • 1 cup of caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of Prana Chai, Masala Blend
  • 4 pears, peeled and cored


  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 2 cups / 500ml of water
  • 50g of toasted almond slivers
  • 50g of pepitas
  • 4 tablespoons of natural yoghurt


  1. Make the syrup by placing the water, sugar and Prana Chai in a medium saucepan over medium to high heat. Bring to the boil then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Strain the syrup into a saucepan large enough to fit the pears. Bring syrup to the boil, then place the pears standing up in the pot. Cover with baking paper, return to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on.
  3. After 10 minutes test with a skewer. If they still feel too firm, simmer for up to another 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  5. To make the porridge, combine the oats and water in a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, then stir constantly until you get the desired consistency (about 5 minutes). If using the microwave, cook oats as per packet instructions.
  6. Remove from heat and divide into 4 shallow bowls.
  7. Place a pear in the bowl beside the porridge, and add a dollop of yoghurt and top with a sprinkling of toasted almonds and pepitas.
  8. Spoon over the chai syrup and serve.