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Print Grilled pears in Madeira

This four-ingredient recipe makes a lovely, simple dessert. Serve with cream, ice cream or crème fraîche.


  • 2 pears, peeled, cored & quartered
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 150ml madeira
  • 30g caster sugar


  1. Sprinkle the pears with lemon juice. In a pan, gently heat the Madeira and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat, add the pears, boil for 2 minutes.
  2. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until the pears are just tender.
  3. Remove from the heat and leave to cool. Once cooled, remove the pears from the syrup and place in a gratin dish. Boil the remaining syrup until reduced by half.
  4. Pour the reduced syrup over the pears. Grill for a couple of minutes, until the pears start to brown.
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