Sticky Toffee Pears are spiced poached pears with a delicious sticky toffee sauce. Break through the sweet toffee to the soft, moist pear underneath.
I find when I buy pears that they tend to all become ripe at the same time. This recipe is a really simple dessert that you can make when you find you have too many pears ready at the same time.
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Sticky Toffee Pears
- 4 ripe pears
- 500 ml water
- 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
- 2 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 4 whole cloves
- Put the water in a saucepan with the sugar and the whole spices.
- Heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.
- Peel the pears and remove the core from the base of the pear. If you can leave the stalk on the pear as it looks better for serving.
- Once the sugar has dissolved, add the peeled pears and poach on low heat for 15-20 minutes.
- Carefully remove the pears from the cooking liquor and set aside.
- Bring the syrup to boiling point and watch carefully as the liquid reduces and turns thick and syrupy.
- Remove from the heat and pour over the pears.
- Serve with cream or ice cream.