|pear purée with star anise|
Skill level: Easy
c. 500g pears, peeled, cored and chopped
2-3 tbsp sugar
1 x star anise
juice of 1 x lemon
a knob of butter (optional)
- Combine all the pears, sugar, a little water and the star anise. Bring to the boil. Simmer for about 15 minutes or until the pears are soft. (I fished the star anise out after 5 minutes as I didn't want too strong an aniseed flavour).
- Strain any excess liquid and purée the pear mixture.
- This can be served cold, or reheat with a knob of butter stirred through.