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Poached Pears With Prunes And Citrus

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4


4 Beurre Bosc pears, peeled
4 cups water
cup caster sugar
2 tblsps orange blossom water
1 cup of pitted prunes
2 cups of water, warm
Zest of 1 orange and 1 lemon


Place pears in a small saucepan with caster sugar, orange blossom water and cover with water.
Cook for 15 20 minutes until just cooked (which will depend on the ripeness of the pears)
Place the prunes in a ovenable glass jug with 2 cups of luke warm water, cover and microwave on Medium (50%) for 2 minutes to plump prunes
Stand and cool prunes
Place poached pears on individual dishes with prunes and a little juice
Garnish with citrus zest and serve with vanilla yoghurt

TIP: Pears can be poached quickly in 5 minutes in the microwave oven using half the quantity of water.

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