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Pears With Fresh Raspberry Sauce

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Ingredients
  Firm pears 4 Large
  Orange juice 1⁄2 Pint (300 Milliliter)
  Bay leaf 1
  Cinnamon stick 1⁄2 Inch
  Clear honey 1 Tablespoon
  Fresh raspberries 8 Ounce (225 Grams)
Directions

1. Peel, halve and core the pears. Place them in a saucepan with the orange juice, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and honey. Cover the pan and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
2. Turn the pear halves over in their cooking liquid; cover the pan and leave them to cool in their liquid.
3. Blend the raspberries in the liquidizer until smooth; add sufficient of the pear cooking liquid to give a thin coating consistency.
4. Arrange the drained pear halves in a shallow serving dish and trickle over the prepared sauce.
Variation:
Spoon the raspberry sauce on to individual serving plates; trickle a little plain unsweetened yogurt on top, and arrange the pear halves carefully on top. Calories per portion: 135 (570 kilojoules).

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Fruit Dessert
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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