Friday, May 13, 2011

Poached Pears & Blackberries

Ingredients (Serves 1):

1 pear whole, peeled
Squeezed lemon juice & zest
75 g blackberries
1 tablespoon of raw sugar


Place the pears in a saucepan with the lemon rind and juice.

Tip in half the blackberries and the raw sugar. Heat until it simmers to nearly boiling and turn down to simmer, then cover and cook gently for 20 minutes or until the pears are tender.

Turn the pears over so they cook evenly on both sides.

Take the pears out from the liquid and cool for a few minutes.

Slice each pear in half and scoop out the cores with the tip of a teaspoon.

Tip the liquid into a sieve set over a bowl and rub it through, leaving the seeds behind.

Pour the syrup back into the saucepan, add the rest of the blackberries and reheat gently for a minute to lightly cook them.

Pour the blackberry sauce over the pears.