Honey-roast pears with orange-blossom and yoghurt

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 4 people

The pears can be prepared ahead and gently warmed just before serving.

  • 200 gm honey
  • Juice and thinly peeled rind of 1 orange and 1 lemon
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 4 beurre bosc pears, unpeeled, halved, cores removed with a melon-baller
  • 2 tsp orange-blossom water, or to taste
  • To serve: thick plain yoghurt and chopped pistachios
01   Preheat oven to 200C. Simmer honey, juices, rinds, and vanilla bean and seeds in a small saucepan over medium heat until reduced to a light syrup (8-10 minutes). Place pears, cut-side up in a roasting pan large enough to fit pears snugly. Pour over honey mixture and roast, basting occasionally, until tender and beginning to caramelise (20-25 minutes). Remove pears from pan, stir through orange-blossom water and serve pears and syrup with yoghurt and pistachios.

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES

Photography:

BEN DEARNLEY

Styling:

GERALDINE MUNOZ AND EMMA KNOWLES

Drinking Suggestion:

PINK MOSCATO. , suggested by MAX ALLEN

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Aug 2009

Aug 2009

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