Dunkerton’s Organic Perry Poached Pear

Dunkerton’s Organic Perry Poached Pear

Thanks to the Fuss Free Foodie for her latest creation with Dunkertons Organic Perry

Dunkertons Organic Perry Poached Pear  (Serves 4)

  • 2 bottles of Dunkertons organic perry (1 Litre / 2 x 500ml Bottles)
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 4 seasonal pears
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • Pared zest of a lemon
  • 1 tsp pink peppercorns
  • 6 rasps of fresh nutmeg
  • Crème fraȋche
  • ½ lemon
  1. Pour the 2 bottles of perry into a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Add the cinnamon stick, lemon, peppercorns, nutmeg and caster sugar to the pan.
  3. Gently stir and melt the sugar on a low medium heat for a minute.
  4. Peel the pear with a vegetable peeler, leaving the stalk in tact. Then rub it with the lemon to prevent it going brown.
  5. Gently lower the pears into the perry liquor and poach for 25 minutes or until the pear is soft and a cocktail stick is inserted easily into the pear.
  6. Take the pears out of the pan and place aside on a plate. Simmer the cooking liquor on a medium to high heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour until the liquid reduces into a syrup.
  7. Strain the aromatics out of the syrup through a sieve. Place a pear on a plate . Drizzle over some syrup and serve with a spoon of crème fraȋche.

Any leftover syrup will be delicious served over ice cream or swirled through a cheesecake.



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