Recipes... prunes with panache...
Poached Pears With Prunes And Citrus
Preparation time: 10 minutes
4 Beurre Bosc pears, peeled
4 cups water
¼ 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.