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A delicious yet simple dessert, this is ready in just 25 minutes. Flaming the brandy burns off the alcohol, leaving a wonderful flavour which perfectly complements the oranges and nashi pears. Even after cooking, nashi pears retain their crunchy texture.
• Use sliced pears instead of nashi pears. They will need only about 2 minutes cooking on each side to make them tender.
• Use Poire William liqueur or Cointreau instead of brandy.
• Replace the pears with apples, peeled and cut in rings. Flambé with Calvados and sprinkle with chopped toasted hazelnuts.
Oranges are justly famous for their vitamin C content (54 mg per 100 g). This powerful antioxidant is one of the "water-soluble" vitamins which cannot be stored by the body, so it is essential that fruit and vegetables containing vitamin C are eaten every day.
GI estimate low.