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Spiced Blueberry Pears   Veg  CD  DP  45mins plus cooling

Serves 4    Cold  Fruit  Alcohol Vegan Vegetarian  Dessert  Gluten Wheat  Dairy Free Eggless

600ml/20fl.oz. dry White Wine (check manufacture)
100g/4oz Blueberries
175g/6oz Sugar
180ml/6fl.oz. Water
4 whole Cloves
The grated zest of 1 Orange
1 level teasp Ground Cinnamon
4 Ripe Pears


1. Place all the ingredients apart from the pears in a saucepan, bring to the boil, stirring and cook for a couple of minutes until the sugar completely dissolves.

2. Cut a slice from the bottom of each pear so they can stand erect then add them to the wine mixture, reduce heat, cover and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the pears are just tender.

3. Remove the pears with a slotted spoon, transfer to a dish, cover and refrigerate until well chilled.

4. Return the wine cooking liquor to a high heat and boil for about 15 minutes, stirring from time to time or until reduced to about 300ml/10fl.oz. Allow to cool to room temperature.

5. To serve - stand pears in a shallow serving dish and spoon the sauce over the top.


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