Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pears with Creamy Caramel Sauce

Serves: 4


1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
3 tablespoons muesli
3 tablespoons coconut
4 medium firm pears
Caramel Sauce:
3 ounces (90 g) butter
3/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 pint (300 ml) carton cream
1 tablespoon cornflour
1 tablespoon water

Microwave Method:

1. Melt butter and honey for 30 seconds on HIGH.
2. Stir in nuts, muesli and coconut.
3. Peel pears and remove cores, leaving hollow centers. Fill centers with nut mixture.
4. Place pears in a casserole dish; top with caramel sauce. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH, or until pears are tender but hold their shape.
5. Allow to stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Caramel Sauce:

1. Melt butter for 1-1 1/2 minutes on HIGH.
2. Stir in sugar. Cook for 2-3 minutes on HIGH, stirring twice during cooking.
3. Allow to cool slightly. Stir in cream and blended cornflour and water. Cook for 3-4 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH, until mixture boils and thickens. Stir halfway through cooking.

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