Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Pears in Malaga wine and walnut cream

Colly made me this dessert earlier in the Summer, I think it was a Jamie Oliver recipe. I've recreated from memory and made some adjustments but it was truly delicious and piddly easy. 

  1. Peel pears
  2. Cut bottoms flat at base so they stand up in a saucepan
  3. With a citrus peeler zest 1 orange and squeeze the zest of 2 over the top
  4. Add a large glass of Malaga Wine (Moscatel) or just a semi sweet white wine
  5. sprinkle over a heaped tbsp of caster sugar and split a vanilla pod and pop into pan
  6. Put on the hob and when the juices come to a boil, cover with an oven proof lid and pop into the oven at 180C for about 30-45 minutes
  7. Take out the oven and out of the juice and leave to cool
  8. Simmer the juice to make a more syrupy consistency
  9. Toast a handful of walnuts and when cool, whizz in a food processor, add juice of a lemon and zest, a tbsp of sugar and a tub of creme fraiche ( or jamie uses mascarpone) 
  10. Serve this along side your pears with zest and a couple of walnuts for texture. 
  11. pour over a little of the syrup on the pear
  12. drink remaining syrup ;)

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