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Mint Spice Pear n Pineapple

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Serves 2

a sweet and sour mint fruit combination that works, i am also trying banana as an addition to give more different textures

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  • 2 hard to medium quality pears
  • 1 small pineapple (or 2 small tins of drained pineapple chunks)
  • 1 tbsp sugar, demerera is good
  • 50gm cubed butter
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp sour cream
  • 100/200ml or 5 tbs of single/double cream (depends on taste) a good glug
  • 2 leaves of mint (optional)


    1. prepare, the pineapple into 1/8th chunks,cored and skinned, or open 2 tins of chunks and drain the juice off,drink the juice or save, and keep the chunks separate into 2 parts in both versions, you need half for cooking and the other half for finishing.
    2. peel and core the 2 pears quarter and then cut in half to 1/8ths cube into roughly 1cm cubes
    3. on gentle heat melt the butter in a pan and add the sugar,do not caramelise keep the heat low, add half of the pineapple
    4. as soon as the butter and sugar has melted add the cubed pears, cinnamon and nutmeg turn up the heat and bring to a soft caramel, NOT Burnt, then take off the heat
    5. add the sour cream and the remaining pineapple then mix and return to the heat to melt until liquid, remove again from the heat, then add and mix in the cream. return to the heat to warm,mix well,now add a very small amount(1 or 2 leaves) of finely chopped mint,mix and serve in a bowl, serve immediately warm

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