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Baked Pears with Vanilla Syrup   Veg  CD  DP  Bulgarian  30mins plus cooling

 

Serves 4    Cold  Vegetarian  Fruit  Nuts Dessert  Gluten Wheat free Eggless  Bulgaria  Europe

 

Ingredients

4 large Pears, halved

25g/1oz Chopped Walnuts

2 tbsp Brown Sugar

25g/1oz Soften Butter

teasp Ground Cinnamon

For the syrup

225g/8oz Granulated Sugar

240ml/8fl.oz. Water

1 teasp Vanilla Extract

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 5 and lightly grease a shallow ovenproof dish. Halve the pears lengthways, remove the cores and place in one layer, cut sides up in the ovenproof dish.

 

2. Place the  walnuts, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon in a small mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

 

3. Divide the mixture between the pear halves, sprinkle over 1-2 tablespoons of water and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

 

4.  Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the syrup in a saucepan, bring to the boil, stirring then continue to cook for about 10 minutes or until the mixture is thick and syrupy.

 

5. When the pears are cooked, remove from the oven and pour the hot syrup over the top.

 

6. Set aside to cool. Serve cold.

 

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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

 

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