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Pears in Raspberry Juice with Star Anise

Potted Prawns
Potted Prawns

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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