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Caramel Pears   Veg  HT  DP  15mins


Serves 4     Hot  Vegetarian  Fruit  Alcohol Dessert   Pudding   Gluten Wheat Free  Eggless


4 Firm Pears
100g/4oz Butter
75g/3oz Sugar

4 tbsp Brandy

4 tbsp Double Cream



1. Cut each pear into 8 wedges - no need to peel, and remove the cores.


2.  Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat until foaming then add the pears, reduce the heat and cook gently for 4-5 minutes, turning from time to time, until softened.


3. Remove the pears with a slotted spoon and keep warm.


4.  Sprinkle the sugar into the pan and cook over a high heat for a few  minutes, until the sugar starts to turn golden brown.


5. Add the brandy and cream, mixing well, and allow to cook, bubbling for 1-2 minutes.


6. Pour the sauce over the pears and serve immediately.



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