Caramel poached pears

Caramel poached pears recipe

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  • Serves 6
  • 5 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 262 calories / serving

Ingredients

  • 300g (10oz) soft brown sugar
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla pod, split, seeds scraped out
  • 6 firm pears, peeled
  • mascarpone or creme fraiche, to serve

Each serving contains

  • Energy

    1115kj
    262kcal
    13%
  • Fat

    0g 0%
  • Saturates

    0g 0%
  • Sugars

    62g 69%
  • Salt

    0g 0%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 62g Protein 0.4g Fibre 4.4g

Method

  1. Pour 1 litre (1¾pt) water into a large saucepan with a fitted lid. Add the sugar, cardamom and cinnamon stick.
  2. Stir in the vanilla pod and seeds, then bring the mixture to the boil. Reduce to a simmer and add the pears. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, then remove the pears and set aside.
  3. Turn the heat back up and boil the poaching liquid for 20 minutes, until reduced and syrupy. Discard the spices.
  4. Serve the pears in bowls with the syrup poured over them and a spoonful of mascarpone or crème fraîche.
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