Roast pears with maple syrup and vanilla crème fraîche

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 4 people

  • 150 ml maple syrup
  • 150 gm caster sugar
  • 30 gm butter, diced
  • Juice of 1 orange, thinly peeled rind of ½
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 cinnamon quills
  • 4 ripe pears, unpeeled
  • Coarsely chopped roasted almonds, to serve
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  • Vanilla crème fraîche
  • 250 gm crème fraîche
  • 200 ml pouring cream
  • Scraped seeds of 1 vanilla bean, or 1 tsp vanilla bean extract
01   Preheat oven to 240C. Combine maple syrup, sugar, butter, juices, rind and cinnamon in a roasting pan large enough to fit halved pears snugly in a single layer, and place in oven for butter and maple syrup to melt (1-2 minutes).
02   Meanwhile, halve pears and scoop out cores. Stir maple syrup mixture in roasting pan to combine, add pears cut-side down and roast, turning halfway through cooking, until tender and caramelised (20-25 minutes, depending on firmness of the fruit; check every 15 minutes).
03   Meanwhile, for vanilla crème fraîche, whisk ingredients in a bowl to soft peaks. Serve pears topped with vanilla crème fraîche and almonds.

Topics:

WINTER, PEARS, MAPLE SYRUP, FAST, CINNAMON, DESSERT

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES

Photography:

BEN DEARNLEY

Styling:

CLAIRE DELMAR

FEATURED IN

Jun 2016

Jun 2016

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