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Poached pears

Poached pears


Plump Co-op British pears, simply poached with British blackberries

  • Feeds 2 Feeds 2
  • Ready in 35 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    891kj 211kcal
  • Fat
    Low 4%
  • Saturates
    Low 8%
  • Sugar
    High 4%
  • Salt
    Low 4%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 43g


  • 50g Co-op light brown soft sugar
  • 100g Co-op British blackberries
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 Co-op British pears, peeled and halved
  • 2 tbsp reduced fat crème fraîche


  1. Put the sugar, 250ml water, half the blackberries and the vanilla essence in a pan, and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved
  2. Add the pears, bring to the boil, then simmer, covered, for 15-20 mins until tender
  3. Remove the pears and boil the remaining mixture for a few more mins, until slightly syrupy
  4. Put the pears back into the pan, add the remaining blackberries and leave to cool
  5. Serve at room temperature, along with the crème fraîche

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