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Californian baked pears

by Christina Julia

Californian baked pears

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 25g/1oz butter
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugargrated zest of 1⁄2 lemon
  • 4 dessert pears
  • 300g/11oz canned fruit cocktail in syrup 1⁄2 teaspoon mixed spice


  • Preheat the oven to 190°C/
    375°F/Gas mark 5.
  • Melt the butter in a flameproof
    casserole dish. Add the sugar and
    lemon zest. Peel the pears, and
    turn in this mixture. Cover and
    bake for 30 minutes.
  • Add the fruit cocktail and its syrup,
    and sprinkle with the mixed spice.
    Return to the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Lift the pears out onto warmed
    plates. Stir the fruit cocktail well
    into the pan juices. Spoon around
    the pears, and serve immediately

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