Show Recipe Categories
Back to overview

Myrtle’s Compote of Pears

This is a superb recipe – a one pot compote with an intense flavour – which keeps brilliantly in a fridge for a week or more.

Serves 6


6 ripe pears

1 lemon

110g sugar


Halve, peel thinly and core carefully, keeping a good shape. Put them in a pan which will just fit them nicely. Add the sugar, a few thin strips of lemon rind and the juice of the lemon.Cover with a well-fitting lid and cook gently until soft 20-30 minutes. Cool and serve alone or with softly whipped cream

This is a recipe by
Darina Allen
View all my recipes

Did you try these already?