Pears in quince syrup

Pears in quince syrup
  • Serves icon Serves 6
  • Time icon Ready in 30 minutes

This simple poached pears and quince cheese syrup recipe makes a low-calorie dessert.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
97kcals
Fat
0.1g (no saturated)
Protein
0.5g
Carbohydrates
20.3g (19.6g sugars)
Salt
none
Calories
97kcals
Fat
0.1g (no saturated)
Protein
0.5g
Carbohydrates
20.3g (19.6g sugars)
Salt
none

Ingredients

  • 100g quince cheese (from Tesco, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s)
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 6 dessert pears

Method

  1. Put the quince cheese and 500ml boiling water in a wide, deep pan over a medium-low heat. Cook for a few minutes, until the quince has melted. Split the vanilla pod down the middle and scrape the seeds out into the quince syrup. Add the pod to the pan, too.
  2. Peel the pears, add to the syrup and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or until the pears are tender – they are ready when a skewer is easily inserted into the centre of the pears.
  3. Using a slotted spoon, remove the poached pears from the quince syrup and put into a dish. Season the syrup with freshly ground black pepper, then pour all over the pears, discarding the vanilla pod.
  4. Serve the pears while warm or at room temperature with small Italian biscotti and crème fraîche.

delicious. tips

  1. Serve with good-quality vanilla ice cream instead of crème fraîche, if you prefer.

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