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Poached pears with spiced cream

A stylish treat

for a delicious dessert option


400ml water
100g unrefined caster sugar
4 pears
1 lemon, chopped in half
2 sticks cinnamon
2 star anise
200 ml whipping cream
2 tbsp unrefined icing sugar
1 tbsp ground mix spice
1 vanilla pod sliced in half and seeds removed


Serves: 4      Preparation & Cooking time: 2 hours

  1. Peel the pears, cut them in half and then scoop out the core from the pears

  2. In a pan bring to a simmer water, sugar, lemon halves, cinnamon and star anise and add the pears to this

  3. Simmer for around 20 minutes until the pears are tender


  4. Let the pears cool completely in the syrup (this will take around 1.5hrs)

  5. Whip the cream, with the sugar, vanilla and mix spice - soft set peaks

  6. Serve the pears with some of the syrup and a generous dollop of spiced cream 

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