Forelles are the perfect pear to use for this recipe. They are a beautiful golden red colour which are crisp with a full flavour inside.
If you cant get Forelles then there are many other cooking pears to choose from such as Anjou and Conference.
Our recipe meets all three of those requirements and is also very light, making it an ideal way to finish a meal. Make them as a special treat on a Sunday or when you have friends over for super.
Pears in ginger syrup
- 150ml water
- 150ml white wine
- 4 tablespoons of ginger wine
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 100g sugar
- 4 firm cooking pears
- 4 tablespoons of almonds
Peel the pears and cut off the bottoms so they can stand on a dish.
Leave on the stalks as this makes the dessert decorative.
Pour into a pan the water, white wine, ginger wine, sugar and cinnamon stick.
Slowly heat the liquid until all the sugar has dissolved.
Once the sugar has dissolved stand the pears in the liquid and gently cook (try not to boil) for 20 minutes.
Remove the pears from the pan and increase the heat in the liquid until it becomes syrupy.
When the liquid is syrupy, remove from the heat and remove the cinnamon stick.
Pour the sauce over the pears.
Place the sauce-covered pears into the refrigerator and leave for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Immediately before serving, sprinkle the almonds over the pears.
Delicious served with ice cream or whipped cream.