Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup


Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup
Pear halves sautéed in butter and sugar served with real custard (crème anglaise) and a reduced blood-orange syrup.
115,0253.7/5 for 15 ratings
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Last modified on: February 20th 2011

For 4 people, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 2 people 4 people 8 people 12 people

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
48 min.16 min.1 hour 4 min.
Keeping: Several days in the fridge, covered by a plastic film.
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Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup  : Photo of step #1
Squeeze the juice from 2 oranges, using blood oranges if possible.

Stage 2 - 30 min.
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup  : Photo of step #2
Peel 4 Pears, cut in half and plunge immediately into a bowl of cold water containing 1 tablespoon lemon juice or better still 2 pinches vitamin C.

This is to prevent them turning brown. It doesn't help the taste, but keeps them nice and white.

Take a pear half out of the water, remove the stalk and core using a small spoon or better still a pommes parisiennes spoon (melon spoon). Return them to the cold water when done.

Continue like this to prepare all the pears.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup  : Photo of step #3
Melt 2 tablespoons Clarified butter in a pan on medium heat. When nice and hot, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons caster sugar and add the pears, dried. Brown lightly on the flat side.

Stage 4 - 6 min.
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup  : Photo of step #4
Keep an eye on them and when the pears are lightly browned turn then over and brown on the rounded side, but don't leave them too long .

Set aside in a warm place.

Stage 5 - 10 min.
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup  : Photo of step #5
Heat the serving plates.

Pour the orange juice into the same pan and leave to reduce until you have a kind of orange syrup.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup  : Photo of step #6
Arrange on the plates: place 2 pear halves head to tail on each plate with the inside facing upwards.

Fill the central hollow with custard. It doesn't matter if this spills over slightly, on the contrary, it looks pretty.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Sautéed pears with custard and orange syrup  : Photo of step #7
Pour orange syrup all round and serve immediately.

Remarks

Blood oranges add something special with both their flavour and colour, but if you don't have any, you can use normal oranges, clementines or even grapefruit.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,159 Kcal or 4,853 Kj15 gr198 gr35 gr
58 %6 %19 %5 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
77 Kcal or 322 Kj1 gr13 gr2 gr
4 %<1 %1 %<1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
290 Kcal or 1,214 Kj4 gr49 gr9 gr
14 %1 %5 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Real custard sauce (crème anglaise)Real custard sauce (crème anglaise): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi, Pistachio panna cotta with custard, Warm apple feuillantines, European glass, Pears in red wine with blackcurrant , ... All
PearsPears: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Poire Belle Hélène, Pear and lime meringue pie, Pears in red wine with blackcurrant , Pear tart with almond cream, Yvetot Douillons, ... All
Clarified butterClarified butter: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: European glass, Clafoutis "Marie-Antoinette", Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany, Norman flambéed apples, Pain perdu, ... All
OrangeOrange: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Provençal colombier for Pentecost, Quick orange marmalade, Sweet pancake rolls from Brittany, Flambéd bananas , Panettone, ... All

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