Pears in Caramel Sauce Recipe

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Pears in Caramel Sauce

Pears poached in a sugar and spice syrup and drizzled with a satiny caramel sauce.

Ingredients of Pears in Caramel Sauce

  • For the Sponge:

    6 egg whites
  • 150 gm castor sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 50 gm cocoa

  • For the Poached Pears:
  • 4 pears
  • 250 gm sugar
  • 1/2 l water
  • 1" sliced ginger
  • 1" stick cinnamon
  •  2 cloves
  • 1 strip lemon rind

  • For the Caramel Sauce:
  • 125 gm sugar
  • 250 ml cream
  • 25 gm butter

  • Garnish:
  • Sprigs of mint
  • 1 tsp cream

How to Make Pears in Caramel Sauce

  1. For the Sponge:
  2. Whip egg whites until stiff. Gradually whisk in sugar.
  3. Stir in yolks. Fold in cocoa.
  4. Spread onto a greased tray in a 1/4" thick layer.
  5. Bake at 180 degrees C until firm to the touch. Cool.

  6. To Prepare the Pears:
  7. Peel the fruit.
  8. Dissolve sugar in water with remaining poaching ingredients.
  9. Boil for five minutes. Add pears to the pan.
  10. Cover and poach until tender. Cool.

  11. For the Sauce:
  12. Melt sugar in a heavy pan.
  13. Gradually pour in warmed cream.
  14. Dissolve over a gentle flame.
  15. Add butter in small pieces. Set aside.
  16. Arrange pears on sponge.
  17. Pour on the sauce.
  18. Decorate with cream and mint sprigs before serving.
Key Ingredients: egg, castor sugar, cocoa, pear, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, lemond rind, cream, butter, mint leaves