Culture Street

Food

Saffron pears in cider

On October 20, 2016

• SERVES 6 •
This is a stunning dinner party dessert. You can make it well in advance as it keeps for up to a week in the fridge. The combination of the cider and saffron gives it a unique and delicious flavour without being too sweet.

Ingredients
100 g (3½ oz/½ cup lightly packed) light brown sugar
1 litre (35 fl oz/4 cups) apple and pear cider
1 teaspoon saffron threads
1 cinnamon stick
1 vanilla bean, split lengthways
finely grated zest and juice of 2 oranges
6 pears, peeled and cores removed through the base

Method
Put the sugar, cider, saffron, cinnamon stick, vanilla bean, orange zest and juice in a 3 litre (105 fl oz/12 cup) saucepan and bring to the boil.

Add the pears and gently simmer for 10–20 minutes until still firm but easily skewered. Cooking time will depend on the size and ripeness of pears.

Remove the pears with a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl, then cover and set aside.
Reduce the syrup by two-thirds over medium heat.

Pour the reduced syrup over the pears and allow to cool.

Serve in a bowl or fanned out on a plate with lots of syrup.

Delicious with vanilla bean ice cream, double (thick) cream, crème fraîche, coconut yoghurt or panna cotta.

delicious-everyday-coverImages and recipes from Delicious Every Day by Anna Gare (Murdoch Books) RRP $39.99. You can buy the book here.

You Might Also Like

Food

Tikka Masala Roast Chicken

Gluten-free

On April 15, 2016

Food

Dried Cherry & Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

In this updated version of the traditional Easter hot cross bun, chunks of dark chocolate and tart dried cherries make these even more irresistible!

On March 18, 2016

Food

Outdoors Thai Green Curry

Okay, this may be radical, but Thai curry can be great for a barbecue. Instead of being poached in a spicy bath, the ingredients are seared on the barbie and...

On January 8, 2016
 

Food

Salted Caramel Slice

Our variation of the classic caramel slice has a modern twist — a crunchy polenta base, rich sticky caramel, all finished off with a sprinkling of sea salt flakes.

On September 25, 2015

Food

Double Chocolate Cloud Cake

This is everything you want in a chocolate cake. Rich, bouncy and well rounded, with a chewy brownie outside, cloud-light chocolate icing and a dreamy chocolate glaze to top everything...

On September 26, 2014

Food

Portuguese Tarts

These tarts are called pastéis de nata, or cream pastries, in their homeland of Portugal. They are notoriously difficult to make as the pastry requires a high temperature and the...

On July 26, 2013
 
Copyright © 2012 - 2020 Culture Street
Contact: info@culturestreet.com.au