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Poached Pears Recipe with Chantilly Cream and Candied Walnuts

Pears poached in perry with candied walnuts

Published: January 19, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Want an impressive dinner party dessert for four? Check out our easy pear recipe poached in perry, served with chantilly cream and topped with crunchy candied walnuts

  • Gluten free
Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal785
fat48.5g
saturates25.7g
carbs72.9g
sugars72.8g
fibre4.7g
protein3.7g
salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 500ml perry
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 2 strips of zest lemon
  • 1 star anise
  • 4 Red Williams pears, halved and cored
  • 250ml double cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract

CANDIED WALNUTS

  • 50g caster sugar
  • 50g walnut halves
  • 2 tbsp salted butter

Method

  • STEP 1
    Put the perry, sugar, lemon zest and star anise into a pan and heat to dissolve the sugar. Bring to a gentle simmer and add the pear halves. Simmer very gently for 30-40 minutes or until the pears are tender.
  • STEP 2
    To make the candied walnuts, put the sugar into a pan and heat gently to dissolve. Heat until light golden then stir in the walnuts and butter. Line a tray with baking paper and tip the nuts onto it, keeping them as spaced out as possible to avoid clumping. Cool completely, then roughly chop.
  • STEP 3
    Carefully remove the pears with a slotted spoon onto a plate, then turn up the heat and reduce the liquid until syrupy.
  • STEP 4
    Pour the cream into a bowl with the vanilla and whip to soft peaks.
  • STEP 5
    Add the pears back into the pan, spoon over the syrup and reheat for a minute. Spoon onto a plate with some of the chantilly cream, a sprinkling of candied walnuts and a drizzle of the syrup.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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