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Towards the end of summer our raspberries are in full flush and pears are ripening on the trees. Put them together with warm spices for a light and lovely dessert. Eat this at room temperature with a generous dollop of yoghurt. Any leftover pears make a delicious breakfast treat.


  • 4 firm pears, cored & cut in ½
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1 vanilla pod, split open
  • 2 star anise
  • 1 stick cinnamon, broken in half
  • 300g raspberries
  • Plain yoghurt, to serve


  1. Heat oven to 160°C/Gas 3. Put the pears in a baking dish.
  2. In a small saucepan, gently heat the sugar and spices with 250ml water until the sugar has dissolved. Pour over the pears and bake in the oven for 30-40 minutes, until the pears are just tender.
  3. Remove from the oven, add the raspberries and leave to cool. Serve at room temperature with a dollop of yoghurt.
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