To add the finishing touch to this festive menu, Frédéric Bozzo suggests this fruity dessert. Easy to prepare, the pear is a delicate, aromatic fruit that will add a light, refreshing touch to your Christmas meal.

Preparation time : 1hr

INGREDIENTS Serves 4

  • 4 Comice pears
  • 200g sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 1 75 cl bottle Loupiac
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint

 

Preparing the pears

Peel the pears, transfer to a pan and cover with the wine. Add the sugar and vanilla pod, and cook over a gentle flame.

Meanwhile, zest the lemon and oranges. Keeping the zest separate, add to hot water, boil briefly then set aside and allow to cool. Finally add the zest to the pears and syrup.

Carefully monitor the pears using a cocktail stick. The flesh should be slightly firm.

Set aside overnight in a cool place.

To serve

Remove the pears from the syrup and place one in a deep dish. Remove some of the zest to decorate the base of the dish and the pear. Add a small amount of syrup and place a sprig of fresh mint next to the stem.

 

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FOOD AND WINE PAIRING
for this recipe
Château de Ricaud
Château de Ricaud
Loupiac

The soft texture of the pear is perfect to marry with the aromatic sweetness of Château de Ricaud Loupiac, whose fresh character on the palate will enhance the dessert’s citrus fruit notes.

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