Sticky poached pear on a bowl of pear bircher muesli

Poached Pear Bircher Muesli

  • Author: Fiona


A fragrant Bircher Muesli made with aromatic sweet spices, chopped pears, pistachios and dried cranberries then topped with a sticky poached pear



For the poached pears:

50g cranberry juice

1 orange

50g water

2 pears, peeled and left whole

1 inch cube ginger, peeled

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg

2 cloves

For the muesli

200g jumbo oats

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon 

250g orange juice

140g natural Greek yogurt

30g pistachio nuts, shelled

30g mixed seeds of your choice: pumpkin, sesame, sunflower,  linseed etc 

20g dried cranberries


Poach the pears first. Thinly slice the orange rind and add to the TM bowl. Grate 10 Sec. / Speed 8. Scrape down the sides. Squeeze the rest of the orange and add to the bowl. 

Add the cranberry juice and water to the TM bowl. Add the honey then heat 1 Min. / 100˚C.

Add the ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves to the poaching liquid.

Place the peeled whole pears to the Varoma basket and steam 20 Mins. / Varoma / Reverse Speed 1. Remove the Varoma basket and reserve the pears in a shallow dish.

Keeping the poaching liquid in the TM bowl, thicken by cooking for a further 10 Mins./90˚C/ Speed 1. Pour the syrup over the pears, leave to cool then place in the fridge overnight.

To make the muesli, mix the oats, cinnamon, orange juice, honey and greek yogurt in a bowl, cover and place in the fridge overnight. 

The next morning, add some chopped pears, pistachios, seeds and cranberries to the muesli. Top with a sticky poached pear.