Pears in Caramel Sauce Recipe

 
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Pears in Caramel Sauce
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

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
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  • 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

  • For the Sponge:
  • 1.Whip egg whites until stiff. Gradually whisk in sugar.
  • 2.Stir in yolks. Fold in cocoa.
  • 3.Spread onto a greased tray in a 1/4" thick layer.
  • 4.Bake at 180 degrees C until firm to the touch. Cool.
  • To Prepare the Pears:
  • 1.Peel the fruit.
  • 2.Dissolve sugar in water with remaining poaching ingredients.
  • 3.Boil for five minutes. Add pears to the pan.
  • 4.Cover and poach until tender. Cool.
  • For the Sauce:
  • 1.Melt sugar in a heavy pan.
  • 2.Gradually pour in warmed cream.
  • 3.Dissolve over a gentle flame.
  • 4.Add butter in small pieces. Set aside.
  • 5.Arrange pears on sponge.
  • 6.Pour on the sauce.
  • 7.Decorate with cream and mint sprigs before serving.

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