Orange Liqueur Pears

Recipe by JustJanS
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    firm pears
  • 250
    ml orange juice
  • 125
    ml water
  • 4
    tablespoons sugar
  • 2
    strips orange rind
  • 125
    ml orange liqueur (Grand Marnier for example)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel the pears but leave the stem intact.
  • Trim the base so they stand upright.
  • I take a teaspoon and take out some of the core too, as it allows the syrup to get right up inside.
  • In a saucepan combine the juice, water, sugar, rind and wine.
  • Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved then add the pears and simmer for 20 minutes or until the pears are tender.
  • Baste with the syrup from time to time.
  • Remove the pears and increase the heat under the pan.
  • Reduce until the syrup has reached a more sticky saucy consistency.
  • Pour this syrup over the pears and allow them to cool then add the orange liqueur.
  • When cold remove the orange rind and serve with a little of the syrup spooned over.
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