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Nutty Poached Pears With Ricotta     Veg  HT  DP  45mins plus standing

 

Serves 4     Hot  Warm  Vegetarian  Dessert  Pudding  Gluten Wheat Free  Eggless

 

Ingredients  

100g/4oz Sugar

240ml/8fl.oz. Water

4  Ripe Pears, halved, peeled and cored

4 tbsp Ricotta Cheese

50g/2oz toasted Pecan nuts, chopped

4 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4. Place the sugar and water in a saucepan, bring to boil and cook for 3-4 minutes.

 

2. Place pears in shallow ovenproof dish, and pour the sugar syrup over them. Cover with foil, and bake until tender, about 20 - 25 minutes.

 

3. Remove the pears from the over oven and set aside to cool until just warm.

 

4. To serve - Place 2 pear halves on 4 individual serving plates, top with a tablespoon of fresh ricotta, sprinkle with the nuts, pour any remaining over and around the pears then drizzle the balsamic vinegar over the top.  

 

 

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Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

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