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Poached Pears

Poached Pears

Plump Co-op British pears, simply poached with British blackberries. Recipe supplied by Co-op Food Magazine

Feeds 2

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 20 mins

Energy: 891kj, 211kcal

Fat: 2.5g

Saturates 1.5g

Sugars 42.5g

Salt 0.04g



Poached Pears


  • 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 creme fraiche


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