Maple and Cinnamon Poached Pears with Vanilla Whipped Ricotta

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Who says you can’t have a cafe style breakfast at home… These poached pears are yummy enough to serve for dessert too.

Serves 2


  • 2 Bosc pears, peeled and cored
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup, plus extra for serving
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon, plus extra for serving
  • 1 litre water
  • 1 cup Galbani ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp vanila extract



  1. Place water, 2 tablespoons maple syrup and cinnamon in a medium size pot and bring to the boil
  2. Reduce heat to medium low and place pears in the liquid. Ensure that they are covered and if not add a little more water
  3. Poach for 20 minutes or until soft
  4. In the meantime beat the ricotta cheese, 1 tablespoon maple syrup and the vanilla until light.
  5. Place pear on a plate with a dollop of ricotta cheese mixture, drizzle with maple syrup and dust a little cinnamon on top.
  6. Serve immediatley