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Stewed Pears in Orange Juice With Dry Fruit Chikki

Is it evident that I have a sweet tooth?

Let me give you a sneak-peak into my bag. You will find, a bar of chocolate, a box of raisins, a lip-balm, few cadbury eclairs, lots of chocolate wrappers and a phone. So basically it’s not sweet tooth, it’s a  sweet jaw!

It feels great when you wake up early morning, only to realize that you have a day off! Cooking is my way of relaxing. I had to make something using whatever ingredients I had. My mom always tells me, a good cook always makes the best use of whatever ingredients available and mothers are always right!

I had some crunchy pears in my fridge. Pears it is!

Juicy and crunchy Pears

Its a very comforting feeling when you know that you have all the ingredients ready and there is no need to run to the store.

I am armed! 🙂

A new addition to my kitchen! Scrapper cum fridge-magnet! Cool stuff! 😀

Baby Scooper. Can I just go awww?!

This dessert is a tool. It combats:

a. Impulsive craving for sweets.

b. Irregular grumpies

c. Panic attacks. (In my case, I have too much to do in the coming week and a wedding to attend. I should have started on with my diet today! damn! )

Orange Juice

After I am done with this, I will surely lose start exercising regularly and lose some weight. Promise. (but my fingers are crossed behind my back.)

Crisp, Buttery- Dry fruit chikki/praline

All set to be stewed

There are some simple rules of enjoying this dessert

1. You are not allowed to eat the crunchy chikki/praline all at once.  Not unless you live by yourself… then you totally can!

2. You must eat this dessert with ice-cream. Vanilla and Butterscotch preferred.

3. You should appreciate the light mauve color, the pear takes after it is stewed. It’s really beautiful.

Oooh la laaaaa!


2 Pears- Scooped in the middle

1 cup Orange Juice

1 tsp Cinnamon powder

1 tsp Nutmeg

2-3 tsp Sugar

For the Chikki

1 tsp butter

1 cup Dry Fruits of your choice ground coarsely

3-4 tsp sugar


Scoop out the seeds of the pears, with a scooper/spoon. In a pan, take the orange juice, sugar, water, cinnamon and nutmeg and bring it to a boil. Tip in the scooped out pears and cook for about 10 minutes. Now take the pears out and microwave them for about 6 mins. Put them back again in the orange-spice syrup and allow it to simmer.

In a separate pan, take the butter and sugar. Add water, just enough to wet the sugar. Bring it to a boil and add in the dry fruits. Give it a mix and spread it out on a greased plate and allow it to cool.

Take a bowl, scoop out some ice-cream, take the pears and place the dry fruit mix in the scooped out part of pears. The pears should be hot/warm.

Enjoy this wonderful hot and cold dessert!

More to come 🙂 …….


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4 thoughts on “Stewed Pears in Orange Juice With Dry Fruit Chikki

  1. venugopal on said:

    As usual good venture and it really tasted great!!!! Keep it up

  2. mamata on said:

    Interesting 🙂 Does the orange juice get bitter on cooking?
    And the tag for this post, should be SweetEVERYTHING 😐 😛

  3. mamata on said:

    … pretty lil thing is pretty 🙂

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