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Pears Cassis

Categories: Christmas, Low-calorie, Low-fat, Quick to fix
Type: Desserts and Baked Goods

Pears spiced with clove and nutmeg make a light and easy dessert for fall and winter nights.

Serves: serves 4


  • 4 pears, peeled
  • 4 cloves
  • 11/4 cups unsweetened black currant juice
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tsp honey
  • a generous pinch of nutmeg
  • Greek yogurt for serving

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  1. Wash the pears thoroughly, leaving their stems on.
  2. Stick a clove in each one, and pack them into a small saucepan in which they just fit, stems up.
  3. Add the black currant juice, lemon zest, honey, and a little nutmeg.
  4. Simmer, covered, over the lowest possible heat until the pears are tender.
  5. Take out very carefully and arrange in a dish.
  6. If necessary, reduce the liquid until it is thick and syrupy; then pour it over the pears and chill.
  7. Serve with Greek yogurt.

Excerpted from SuperFoods, SuperFast.
Copyright © 2006 Dorling Kindersley Limited.
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