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Poached pears in spiced syrup

5
Points®
Total Time
4 hr 15 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
4 hr
Serves
4
Difficulty
Moderate
This dessert looks so elegant yet is so simple. You’re sure to impress the guests with this finale of the dinner party!

Ingredients

Red wine

83 ml, (Use 250ml)

Caster sugar

2 tbs, (Use 1/2 cup)

Orange rind

1 tbs, (2x2cm wide strips)

Cloves

3 whole

Cinnamon quill

1 whole

Vanilla bean

1 whole, halved lengthways

Pear(s)

4 medium, beurre bosc

Honey

1 tbs

99% fat-free, plain or natural yoghurt, unsweetened

180 g

Instructions

  1. Place wine, 1.5L (6 cups) water, sugar, rind, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla in a 4.5 litre (18-cup) slow cooker. Add pears and cook, covered, on high, turning halfway through cooking, for 4 hours or until pears are tender.
  2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to serving bowls. Place 2 cups (500ml) cooking liquid in a small saucepan over high heat. Add honey and bring to the boil. Boil for 15 minutes or until reduced by half and slightly syrupy. Drizzle syrup over pears and serve with yoghurt.