Pears in Blackberry Sauce
SmartPoints® value per serving
Cooked whole pears are simmered in a lovely blackberry sauce, then halved to reveal their attractive colouring.
1 medium, use the rind, finely pared and 2 tbsp of juice
300 ml, as purchased, unsweetened
1 tablespoons, to taste
- Peel the pears, but do not remove the stalks. Put them into a saucepan with the lemon rind, lemon juice, half the blackberries and the apple juice.
- Heat until almost boiling, then cover and simmer gently until the pears are tender, about 10-15 minutes.
- Lift the pears from the cooking liquor and slice into halves or quarters, then spoon into 4 serving dishes to cool slightly.
- Puree the cooking liquor with a hand-held electric blender or in a liquidiser. Remove and add the reserved blackberries. Sweeten to taste, then serve with the pears.