Pears in Raspberry Juice with Star Anise

These sparklingly pretty pears are delicious for breakfast (or any time) with thick Greek yoghurt, or with ice cream as a pud.


6 pears, halved, cores removed

400ml raspberry juice from a carton (or cranberry juice)

75g granulated sugar

2 star anise


  • Pour the juice into a smallish saucepan and bring to simmering.  Remove from the heat.

  • Add the sugar and stir to dissolve

  • Add the pears and star anise

  • Simmer for approx. 15 minutes until the pears are tender, timing will depend on the variety and ripeness of the pears

  • If kept unopened in an airtight sterilised jar (run the jar through the dishwasher on a hot wash is fine for this), the pears should keep for at least 4 weeks

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