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Blushed Pears with Cranberry and Vodka

 
Blushed Pears with Cranberry and Vodka


Blushed Pears with Cranberry and Vodka

Prep Time ~ 15 mins Cooking Time ~ 40 mins
Approx Cost ~ £ 3.50 Difficulty ~ Easy
Freeze ~ No Serves ~ 6

Tip ~ If you want to make these non-alcoholic, just replace the vodka with 100ml / 4floz of cranberry juice.

 

Ingredients

6 ripe Comice pears

300ml / ½ pint cranberry juice

100ml / 4floz vodka

50g / 2oz caster sugar

1 tbsp lemon juice

 

Method

  • Peel the pears using a potato peeler, keeping the stalk on, and slice each pear in half lengthways through the stalk. Remove the core with a sharp knife.
  • Pour the cranberry juice, vodka and sugar into a wide-based pan. Heat over a gently heat until the sugar is dissolved. Add the pears, cut side down into the pan, bring to the boil, cover with a lid and simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes until tender. Turn the pears over halfway through.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pears to a plate. Boil the remaining liquid for a few minutes until it forms a syrupy consistency, stir in the lemon juice. Pour the syrup over the pears.
  • Serve two halves per person either cold or warm with a dollop of crème fraiche.