Poached Pears in Spiced Cranberry Juice




INGREDIENTS:

  • Long-stalked pears* 5-6

  • Del Monte cranberry juice 800ml

  • Red wine 500ml

  • Lemon juice 1pc

  • Lemon peel 1pc

  • Caster sugar 140g

  • Star anise 5 pieces

  • Cinnamon 2 sticks

  • Cloves 30

*Don't not pick overripe pears


SAUCE:

  • Mascarpone cheese 100g

  • Light cream 200g

  • Frosting 25g

  • Nuts (chopped) to taste


STEPS:

  1. Combine the cranberry juice, red wine, lemon juice, sugar, star anise, cinnamon and cloves in a tall pan and grind in the lemon zest. Cook over medium-low heat until smoking.

  2. While the cranberry juice is cooking, peel and halve the long-stemmed pears.

  3. Add the pears to the spiced cranberry sauce and cook over a low heat for 15-25 minutes (15 minutes for riper pears, 20-25 minutes for raw pears).

  4. Allow to cool and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight to allow the pears to absorb the aroma.