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Pears in Caramel Sauce

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Pears in Caramel Sauce

Pears in Caramel Sauce

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

For the Sponge:

Whip egg whites until stiff. Gradually whisk in sugar.

Stir in yolks. Fold in cocoa.

Spread onto a greased tray in a 1/4" thick layer.

Bake at 180 degrees C until firm to the touch. Cool.


To Prepare the Pears:

Peel the fruit.

Dissolve sugar in water with remaining poaching ingredients.

Boil for five minutes. Add pears to the pan.

Cover and poach until tender. Cool.


For the Sauce:

Melt sugar in a heavy pan.

Gradually pour in warmed cream.

Dissolve over a gentle flame.

Add butter in small pieces. Set aside.

Arrange pears on sponge.

Pour on the sauce.

Decorate with cream and mint sprigs before serving.



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