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Chilli Poached Pears    Veg  CD  DP  30mins plus cooling


Serves 4     Cold  Vegetarian  Fruit  Alcohol Dessert   Gluten Wheat Dairy free



720ml/24fl.oz. Red Wine  (not too full bodied)

450g/1lb White Sugar

1 Red Chilli, halved and deseeded

5cm/2-inches  fresh Root Ginger,  sliced

3 Whole Star Anise

2 Cardamom Pods, cracked

1 Cinnamon Stick

4 Pears, peeled




1.  Place the wine, sugar, chilli, ginger, star anise, cardamom pods and cinnamon stick, in a saucepan,  bring to the boil stirring then reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.


2.  Add the pears to the saucepan liquid and continue to simmer very gently 15 minutes.


3. Remove the saucepan from the heat,  leave it to cool then refrigerate until ready to serve.


4. To serve -  slice the pears in half  and remove the cores. Very good served with a refreshing sorbet.


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