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Roast pears with maple syrup and vanilla crème fraîche


You'll need

150 ml maple syrup 150 gm caster sugar 30 gm butter, diced Juice of 1 orange, thinly peeled rind of ½ Juice of ½ lemon 2 cinnamon quills 4 ripe pears, unpeeled Coarsely chopped roasted almonds, to serve   Vanilla crème fraîche 250 gm crème fraîche 200 ml pouring cream Scraped seeds of 1 vanilla bean, or 1 tsp vanilla bean extract

Method

  • 01
  • Preheat oven to 240C. Combine maple syrup, sugar, butter, juices, rind and cinnamon in a roasting pan large enough to fit halved pears snugly in a single layer, and place in oven for butter and maple syrup to melt (1-2 minutes).
  • 02
  • Meanwhile, halve pears and scoop out cores. Stir maple syrup mixture in roasting pan to combine, add pears cut-side down and roast, turning halfway through cooking, until tender and caramelised (20-25 minutes, depending on firmness of the fruit; check every 15 minutes).
  • 03
  • Meanwhile, for vanilla crème fraîche, whisk ingredients in a bowl to soft peaks. Serve pears topped with vanilla crème fraîche and almonds.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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