Poached Pears with Apricots

Poached Pears with Apricots


  • 4

    Number of People

  • Cheap


  • Very easy


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  • 4 firm dessert pears
  • 1 tbs lemon juice
  • 8 dried apricots
  • 300ml boiling water
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 2 tbs apricot brandy


Peel the pears thinly, slice in half and remove core.

Brush with lemon juice to prevent discolouration.

Cut the apricots in half and place in a bowl.

Cover with boiling water, allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Put the pears, apricots with water and sugar into the Wok.

Heat at setting 5, until the liquid comes to a boil.

Reduce the setting to 3 to simmer and cover the Wok with the lid till the liquid comes to a boil.

Cook for about 5 minutes turning pears during cooking.

The pears should be tender but not soft.

Turn off the heat and pour the apricot brandy into the pan.

Serve warm or cold with thick cream.