Pears Poached in Elderberry Syrup

    35 minutes

    This is a wonderful dessert with pears poached in an elderberry based syrup flavoured with wine, cinnamon and lemon.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1kg elderberries
    • 1 litre water
    • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
    • 1/2 lemon, zested
    • 1/2 cup (125g) sugar
    • 1 pinch salt, to taste
    • 2 pears, tinned
    • 20g cornflour
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) white wine
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) cream

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Wash the elderberries and remove the stalks. Bring the water to the boil then add the berries and boil for 15 minutes. Strain through a sieve.
    2. Mix the elderberry juice with sugar and salt, cinnamon and lemon zest then bring to the boil.
    3. Stir cornflour with wine then mix into the soup to bind. Bring to the boil whisking hard.
    4. Cut pears into thin slices and add to the soup.
    5. Season soup with sugar and cinnamon. Leave to cool in the refrigerator or briefly put in the freezer.
    6. Whisk cream until stiff and add a spoonful of cream to each portion before serving.

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