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Warm Pears With Orange Juice, Mint And Flaked Almonds

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  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Ready in: 15 mins
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Warm Pears With Orange Juice, Mint And Flaked Almonds

If you've had a big starter or main course then this is the ideal sweet. It's also very easy and tasty - no doubt my great mate Nick Nairn will put this in his next book!!

Ingredients

  • 300ml/½ pint fresh orange juice
  • 4 large peeled pears, poached
  • 25g/1oz unsalted butter
  • 300ml/½ pint double cream
  • 115g/4oz toasted flaked almonds
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 55g/2oz caster sugar to taste
  • The juice of half a lemon

Method

  1. Heat the orange juice in a pan and bring to the boil, then simmer.
  2. Dry the pears using kitchen paper, cut in half, then cut each half into three wedges.
  3. Heat the butter in a sauté or frying pan until it begins to foam, then add the pears and cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour in the cream and hot orange juice and just warm through.
  4. Finally, add flaked almonds, mint and sugar and add lemon juice to taste. Serve.

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Phil's Tips

You can use canned Bartlett pears or even poach your own if you are feeling adventurous. Again, this can all be prepared in advance and then just finished off when you're ready for it, making your life easier.

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