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.
6 ripe pears
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