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Pear Ice and Crunch


Pear Ice and Crunch

Pear Ice and Crunch

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A great dessert for summers. Icy sorbet made with pears and mint, served on a crunchy bed of nuts, cornflakes, sesame, coconut etc.


  • For the base:

    100 gm butter

    3 tbsp honey

    1.5 tbsp castor sugar

    125 gm roasted cornflakes

    75 gm chopped nuts

    50 gm shredded coconut - roasted

    1 Tbsp roasted sesame seeds

    For the pear sorbet:

    150 ml water

    100 gm sugar

    1 tsp grated lemon rind

    50 ml lemon juice

    4 pears - peeled and chopped

    3 Tbsp gin (optional)

    2 Tbsp chopped mint


For the base:

Melt butter, honey, sugar, cornflakes, nuts, coconut and all the other ingredients for the base together.

Press into an oiled, round serving dish. Allow it to set.

For the sorbet:

Pour water into a pan.

Add sugar and rind.

Dissolve sugar over a gentle flame.

Bring to a boil.

Add pears.

Simmer until tender.

Cool. Add juice, gin and mint.

Freeze until firm. Serve with crunchy base.

Key Ingredients: butter, honey, castor sugar, coconut, sesame seeds, sugar, lemon rind, lemon juice, pear, mint leaves