Vegan baked pears with dried fruit and baklava-style topping

Vegan baked pears with dried fruit and baklava-style topping

A sticky, crunchy topping of spiced fruit and roasted nut crumble adds an indulgent twist to poached pears

, 27 October 2020

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Vegan baked pears with dried fruit and baklava-style topping
  • 45 Mins

  • Serves: 4

  • Price: £1.79 per serving

Nutritional Info
Each 306g serving contains
  • Energy

    1984KJ

    474KCAL

    24%
  • Fat

    19.0g

    med

    27%
  • Saturates

    7.7g

    high

    39%
  • Sugars

    52.0g

    high

    58%
  • Salt

    0.31g

    low

    5%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 649kJ/155kcal.
Ingredients
  • 50g demerara sugar
  • Zest ½ orange, cut into wide strips with a veg peeler, plus 1tsp finely grated orange zest for the topping
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 100ml golden rum (or 100ml water and an extra 20g demerara sugar)
  • 4 Grower’s Selection Dessert Pears, peeled, halved and cores removed using a tablespoon
  • 25g dried cranberries
  • 40g dried mango, chopped into smaller pieces if large
  • 30g dried pitted dates, chopped
  • 30g walnut pieces, roughly chopped
  • 30g pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 20g ground almonds
  • 4 scoops Asda Free From Vanilla Flavour Ice Cream
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.

  • Put 600ml water into a pan with the sugar, strips of orange zest, cloves and rum (or water and extra sugar, if using). Bring to a simmer and add the pears.

  • Reduce the heat to low and poach for 15 mins until just tender at the edges. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and put on the tray.

  • Take the pan off the heat and discard the cloves and zest strips. Add the cranberries, mango and dates and leave to soak for 5 mins.

  • Top the pears with the soaked dried fruit and a little of the poaching syrup.

  • Mix together the walnuts, pistachios, ground almonds and the grated zest. Sprinkle over the pears. Drizzle with a little more syrup and bake for 15-20 mins until golden brown.

  • Take the ice cream out of the freezer 10 mins before serving.

  • To serve, arrange 2 pear halves on each plate, along with a scoop of ice cream.