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Spiced pears

  • 0:10 Prep
  • 0:18 Cook
  • 8 Servings


  • 4 pears
  • 1 lemon, rind pared, fruit halved
  • 1 cinnamon quill
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 1 cup (150g) frozen cranberries (see note), thawed


  • 1
    Peel, core and halve pears, then rub with cut side of lemon to keep from browning. Set aside.
  • 2
    Place rind in a pan with spices, bay leaves, sugar and 500ml water. Stir over low heat to dissolve sugar, then add pears and cook over medium heat for 8-10 minutes until almost tender. Add berries and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened.
  • 3
    Remove fruit to a serving dish with a slotted spoon, then return liquid to medium heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes until syrupy. Pour over fruit and cool.

Source: taste.com.au


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