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Spiced Pears in Cider

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Category: Desserts, Fruit

 Ingredients List

  • 6 lg Firm pears
  • 1 pt Dry cider; strong
  • - or red wine
  • 4 oz Sugar
  • 1 Vanilla pod; split
  • 2 Whole cinnamon sticks
  • 1 ts Corn starch; or arrowroot
  • Flaked almonds; toasted
  • 15 fl Double cream; whipped


Preheat the oven to 250 oF / 130 oC.

Peel the pears neatly, leaving the stalks on, and stand them in a large

In a saucepan bring the cider, sugar, split vanilla pod and cinnamon sticks
to the boil.

Pour this over the pears, cover the casserole and bake very slowly for
about 3 hours, turning the pears half-way through the cooking time.

When the pears are cooked, transfer them to a serving bowl and cool.

Pour the liquid into a saucepan, discarding the vanilla pod and cinnamon

Mix the arrowroot with a little cold water to a smooth paste, then add to
the saucepan with the liquid. Bring to the boil, stirring till the mixture
has thickened slightly to a syrup.

Pour it over the pears, allow to cool a little, then baste each pear with a
good coating of the syrup.

Place in the refrigerator to chill thoroughly and serve sprinkled with
toasted flaked almonds and whipped cream.

Typed for you by Rene Gagnaux @ 2:301/212.19 (or 2:301/707.20)

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