About this recipe:These dessert pears are delicious, inexpensive and very simple to prepare. This recipe is accompanied by a raspberry coulis but you easily vary the tasty pleasures and prepare a strawberry or blackberry coulis instead!
150g caster sugar
4 pears - peeled, cored and cut into slices
2 tablespoons caster sugar
juice of 1/2 lemon
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:20min › Ready in:40min
To poach pears:
In a saucepan bring 1.5 litres water and 150g sugar to the boil and cook for 5 minutes, stirring, until mixture forms a syrup; remove from heat. Place pears in this syrup and place over a medium heat. Simmer gently, without boiling, for about 15 minutes, or until pears are tender.
To make raspberry sauce:
In a saucepan simmer the 300ml water with 2 tablespoons sugar, then add the raspberries and lemon juice; cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Crush raspberries, purée, then press through a sieve to remove any remaining pulp.
Pour a layer of coulis onto serving plates and then arrange the pears on top while still hot. Serve warm or cold.
To make this dessert just a little more decadent, serve with sweetened mascarpone, creme fraiche or vanilla ice cream.