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Roast pears with star anise, blackberries and lemon


Serves: 6
timePrep time: 15 mins
timeTotal time:
Roast pears with star anise, blackberries and lemon
Recipe photograph by Kate Whitaker

Roast pears with star anise, blackberries and lemon


Serves: 6
timePrep time: 15 mins
timeTotal time:

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Nutritional information (per serving)
Calories
97Kcal
Fat
0gr
Saturates
0gr
Carbs
20gr
Sugars
20gr
Fibre
5gr
Protein
1gr
Salt
0gr

Sarah Randell

Sarah Randell

Our former Food Director, and previously food editor to Delia Smith, Sarah has written more than 1000 recipes for the magazine. She is also author of Family Baking and Marmalade; A Bittersweet Cookbook among others.

See more of Sarah Randell’s recipes
Sarah Randell

Sarah Randell

Our former Food Director, and previously food editor to Delia Smith, Sarah has written more than 1000 recipes for the magazine. She is also author of Family Baking and Marmalade; A Bittersweet Cookbook among others.

See more of Sarah Randell’s recipes

Ingredients

  • 6 ripe-but-firm pears
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 or 3 fresh bay leaves
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 150g blackberries

Step by step

Get ahead

This dish can be made several hours ahead; turn the pears in the juices from time to time and eat at room temperature.

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Peel, halve and core the pears; core them using a melon baller or a small sharp knife. Place them in a single layer in a roasting tin or dish.

  2. Using a peeler, remove the skin from the lemon in strips, scatter over the pears. Juice the lemon and drizzle over the pears along with the maple syrup and 200ml of cold water.

  3. Tuck the bay leaves, star anise and cinnamon stick among the pear halves and bake for 20 minutes.

  4. After 20 minutes, scatter the blackberries over the pear halves and return to the oven for 10 minutes.

  5. Take the pear and blackberry mixture out of the oven and turn them in the juices from the blackberries so they take on a pretty pink tinge. Leave to cool.

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