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Spiced Pears

Got too many pears in this week's fruit bag? Here's a great, simple way of using them up. Goes beautifully with goats' cheese or Camembert...
 
 

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • 4-6 ripe pears
  • 100ml red wine
  • ½ cinnamon stick (or 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 50g sugar
 

Method

  1. Peel the pears. Cut them into quarters and remove the core and stalk.


  2. Gently heat the wine, sugar and spices in a pan until the sugar has dissolved.


  3. Add the pears, cover and heat gently for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  4. Remove the pears and put them in a bowl. Simmer the remaining liquid for up to 10 minutes, until it has thickened into a syrup. Pour over the pears.

  5. Pour the syrup over the pears and allow to cool for a couple of hours.

  6. Serve cold or warm with creme fraiche, or as an accompaniment to goats' cheese, Camembert or Brie with salad.


 

Time From Cupboard-To-Table

About 3 hours, allowing for cooling time
About 10 minutes' actual preparation time
 

Notes & Variations on Spiced Pears

For kids, use a dark fruit juice, such as blackcurrant (or pureed blackberries), instead of the wine.

 
 
 

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