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Somerset Pears Recipe

Somerset Pears

Rating 4-0 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again
An Ideal Recipe for Slimmers

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Somerset Pears are very much an 'adult' taste being slightly tangy rather than sweet. They can be served either hot or cold with a little cream.

      Preparation Time: 5 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients for Somerset Pears

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to serve 4:
¼ pint
dry cider
2 teaspoons
lemon juice
1 tablespoon
½ teaspoon
ground cinnamon
grated nutmeg


How to Cook Somerset Pears

  1. Finely grate (shred) the rind of the orange (the inside of the orange can still be eaten normally). Place the cider, lemon juice, sugar cinnamon, orange rind and nutmeg into a pan. Bring to the boil then turn down the heat, cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, peel the pears, cut them in half lengthways and remove the cores**. Place the pears in the liquid and simmer very gently for 20-30 minutes until they are soft. Lift the pears onto a serving dish and pour the liquid over. Serve with a spoon of ice cream.
  3. **If you feel confident, peel the pears leaving them intact with the stalk then core them using an old-fashioned potato peeler. You can them present them whole at the table as in the photo.

If you want to sweeten this dessert a little, you can replace the lemon juice with 1 tablespoon of orange juice.
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Reviews of Somerset Pears

Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again August 29 2014
Wonderful! I love this recipe! It is super easy to make and really tasty. I have already made this twice. It also has a beautiful presentation. I customized the recipe with a little whipped cream topping. I might even make it again soon in the next week (I almost never do that!) Thanks for the recipe!
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Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again September 16 2013
SO good. Easy & much healthier than most desserts. I served this with plain yogurt sweetened with honey--fantastic! This is the kind of recipe I love. Nothing artificial in it. All fresh. Delicious.Buy the whole nutmeg pod and grate your own. It is easy to do, and you'll never go back to pre-ground nutmeg again.
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