Ruby poached pears
- 1 ½ cups cranberry juice
- 1 ½ cups apple juice
- 1 vanilla pod, cut in half
- ¼ teaspoon mixed spice
- ½ orange, zest (optional)
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- 4 firm pears, peeled
1 Place juices in a small deep pan with vanilla pod, mixed spices, orange zest (if using) and sugar. Heat until sugar is dissolved.
2 Add peeled pears to pan, making sure they are covered with liquid. Bring to the boil. Simmer covered for 25 minutes, or until pears are tender.
3 Transfer pears to a warm dish. Return 2 cups fruit juice syrup to the same pan. Bring to the boil.
4 Boil rapidly for 10 minutes, or until syrup is reduced by half. Serve pears hot or cold.
Nutrition Info (per serve)
Total fat 0g
–Saturated fat 0g
Dietary fibre 3g
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