Recipes

Honey Pears

Incredibly easy and quick to prepare, this dessert really only takes a few ingredients and a few minutes to cook ~ yet it’s packed with fruity flavour and is suitable for any occasion ~ and its all microwave cooking!

Sufficient for 4 pears (or apples or mixture of both):

Juice and zest of half a navel orange
2 tablespoons of honey
4 Pears or Apples ~ peeled, cored and halved
Handful of frozen or fresh berries such as raspberries or blueberries

Method

Mix together the orange juice, zest and honey. This is quickly achieved by warming them in the microwave for around 20 second, by which time the honey will have soften and can be whisked into the orange juice.

Arrange the pear halves cut side up in a microwave container ~ preferably one of just a size to accommodate the fruit in a single layer. Spoon the orange and honey mixture over the pears. Place a lid on the container and microwave on high for 3 minutes.

Remove from microwave and leave the lid on and let them sit and steam for another 3 minutes.

Remove the pear halves to your serving dish. Into the juices let in the microwave dish place your frozen or fresh berries and stir to coat them.

Spoon the berries over the pears and then spoon the rest of the cooking juices over and around the pears.

It is now ready to serve. Can be left to sit at room temperature until required, so this can be prepared before the main meal is served.

Serving suggestions:

Serve with yoghurt or ice cream.
Lime or lemon juice/zest can be used in place of or with the orange. A small touch of fruity liqueur can be added, or the top sprinkled with toasted almond flakes.

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