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Baked Pears in Coffee    Veg   CD   DP  30mins plus  chilling

 

 

Serves   4      Cold  Vegetarian  Desserts Wheat Gluten Free  Eggless

 

 

Ingredients

   4 Ripe Pears, peeled, halved and core removed

   270ml/9fl.oz. Very Strong Fresh Black Coffee

   100g/4oz Sugar

   270ml/9fl.oz. Double Cream, whipped

   1 tbsp Chopped Walnuts

 

 

Instructions

 

1. Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F, Gas Mark 4.

 

2. Arrange the pears, cut sides down, in a shallow ovenproof dish.

 

3. Place the coffee and sugar in a saucepan and bring to the boil  then pour over the pears. Cover with aluminium foil and bake in the oven for  10 minutes or until the pears are tender.

 

4. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pears to a serving dish and set aside to cool.

 

5. Place the coffee liquid in a saucepan, bring to the boil and continue to boil until reduced by one third. It should be thick enough to coat the back of a  spoon.

 

6. Pour the reduced liquid over the pears, cool and refrigerate until well chilled.

 

7. To serve - spoon the coffee liquid over the pears again to re-glaze, decorate with the whipped cream and sprinkle the chopped walnuts over the top. Serve well chilled.

 

 

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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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