White Wine Poached Pears filled with Vanilla Mascarpone: Almond Crumble

Poached pears never fail to impress as a simple autumn dessert especially when accompanied with almond crumble


White Wine Poached Pears filled with Vanilla Mascarpone: Almond Crumble

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Serves: 4

Poached pears never fail to impress as a simple autumn dessert especially when accompanied with almond crumble
Ingredients
  • 4 Pears, peeled, bottom sliced flat & core removed from underneath
  • 200ml White Wine
  • 1 Star Anise
  • 1 Cinnamon Stick
  • 1 tbsp. Sugar
  • 3 tbls Marscapone
  • Vanilla
  • 2 tsp Icing Sugar
  • 100g Almonds
  • 80g Sugar
  • 50g Butter
Instructions
  1. Poach the pears with the wine, sugar & spices for 10 mins until you can just about get a sharp knife through them. Lift out the pears and reduce the syrup that’s been created. Let cool.
  2. Whizz almonds, sugar and butter in food processor & bake on parchment at 160C for 10-15 mins
  3. To assemble:
  4. Pipe the mascarpone mix into the core cavity, from underneath. Place on a plate with a tbls of the syrup and scatter the almond crumble around the pear.

 

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