Last updated on May 9th, 2018 at 11:39 am

A light and refreshing dessert recipe for Pears in a Pink Syrup. Serve with mascarpone cheese, or anything else you fancy.

3 pink grapefruit or 4 oranges
1/3 cup (83 ml) sugar
A few drops of red food colouring or 2 T grenadine syrup
pinch salt
4 pods of cardamom or a 1/4 t (1 ml) fine cardamom or a pinch of ground cloves
4-5 ripe pears peeled, cored and quartered lengthways

How to
Squeeze the grapefruit or oranges to extract every bit of juice, no need to strain the juice.

Combine the grapefruit juice, sugar, red colouring, salt and cardamom pods cut in half to release seeds into the syrup.

Use a medium size saucepan and bring to the boil while stirring. Add the pear wedges and simmer until the pears are just tender.

Serve warm or at room temperature with custard, mascarpone cheese, whipped cream, vanilla yoghurt or ice cream.

By: Ina Paarman

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