Poached Cornish Scrumpy pears

Poached Cornish Scrumpy pears
  • 150g dark brown soft sugar
  • 568ml bottle Cornish scrumpy cider
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 medium ripe pears
  • To serve:
  • Cornish Clotted Cream

Place the sugar, cider and cinnamon in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer for 2 minutes.

Meanwhile, peel the pears leaving in the stalk. Using the pointed end of a vegetable peeler, scoop out the core from the base of each pear. Place the pears in the syrup and simmer, covered, for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally until softened.

Remove the pears and set aside, then boil the liquid for 5-8 minutes until syrupy. Allow to cool slightly before pouring over the pears and serving with a dollop of Cornish clotted cream.

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One comment

  1. Mary says:

    Very easy but delicious recipe. Looks very elegant on the plate too. I didn’t manage to get the syrup to thicken up at all but the pear had taken on a lot of the cider flavour so it didn’t really matter. Good recipe for entertaining as you can make it in advance and heat the pears gently again before serving.

Time: Preparation: 5 minutes Cook time: 30 - 35 minutes
Makes: 4 servings

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