Saffron Poached Pears

Saffron Poached Pears


By: Kristina Todini, RDN

Saffron Poached Pears, a simple and seasonal fall and winter baked fruit dessert with saffron, apple cider vinegar, cinnamon, and brown sugar. This delicious and easy recipe proves saffron isn’t just for savory foods!


  • 4 bosc pears, peeled and halved
  • 4 cups water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon saffron
  • 1 cinnamon stick




  1. Combine water, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, saffron, and cinnamon stick in a large pot and bring to a boil.
  2. Add bosc pear halves and reduce liquid to a simmer. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until pears are cooked and soft throughout. Remove pears and set aside on serving dish.
  3. Turn heat to high and reduce liquid until it forms a thick or syrupy consistency. Remove pot from heat, drizzle liquid over pears, and serve.


Dark Chocolate Saffron Mousse

Dark Chocolate Saffron Mousse

By: Beverly Kumari,


  • 1 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1 8 ounce can of coconut milk (dense coconut milk)
  • A few threads of Zaran Saffron
  • 1/2 cup of Karo Syrup/Maple Syrup if you are a vegan
  • 1/4 cup Chia Seeds 


  1. Place all ingredients into a high speed blender, and blend until all ingredients are well incorporated and the mousse is smooth without lumps. The mousse should have the consistency of gravy.
  2. Place the mousse into individual ramekins, or cordial glasses and refrigerate for at least 3 hours until mousse has set.
  3. Garnish top with saffron threads and edible flowers.

    March 26, 2019 — Zaran Saffron