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Vanilla poached pears with salted caramel sauce recipe

Vanilla poached pears with salted caramel sauce recipe

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These poached pears with salted caramel sauce make an elegant dessert that's ideal for a special dinner for two, or an occasion such as New Year's Eve. What's more, this easy dessert recipe is cooked all in one pan. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 5 mins to prepare and 50 mins to cook
  • 389 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free


  • 150g caster sugar
  • 250ml white wine
  • ½ vanilla pod, split
  • 2 Conference pears, peeled, stalks on
  • 50g Tesco Finest salted caramel sauce
  • 50ml single cream, to serve
If you don't have any pears, try using apples

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    13g 18%
  • Saturates

    8g 40%
  • Sugars

    44g 49%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 47g Protein 2.6g Fibre 4.7g


  1. Put the sugar, white wine, 250ml water and the vanilla into a small saucepan set over a high heat. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5-6 mins until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Trim the bases of the pears slightly (so they will stand upright when you serve them). Lay the pears in the pan; the liquid should cover them. Reduce the heat to low and simmer gently for 40-45 mins until tender. Remove the pears from the pan and leave to cool slightly.
  3. Just before serving, heat the caramel sauce in a small pan set over a medium heat until warmed through.
  4. To serve, divide the salted caramel between 2 serving dishes and top each with a pear. Pour over the cream.

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