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Poached pears in vanilla syrup

8
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
35 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Poaching is a great way to cook fruit that is not quite ripe. The liquid can be reduced to make a luscious sweet syrup.

Ingredients

caster sugar

½ cup(s), (110g)

cinnamon quill

2 whole

vanilla bean paste

2 tsp

pear(s)

4 medium, peeled, cored, quartered

Nestle Soleil Crème Caramel

1 tub(s), (125g)

extra light sour cream

1 tbs

fresh raspberries

120 g, (or frozen)

Instructions

  1. Place 1L (4 cups) cold water, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, stirring, over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.
  2. Add pears to poaching liquid. Cook, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until just tender. Transfer pears to a bowl. Increase heat to medium-high and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes or until syrup has reduced by half. Remove from heat. Strain through a fine sieve into a large jug.
  3. Meanwhile, stir crème caramel and sour cream in a small bowl until smooth. Serve pears topped with syrup, caramel mixture and raspberries.

Notes

Squeeze a little lemon juice over the pears once peeled to stop them going brown.

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