Poached pear, bramble tart and lemon sorbert

Spiced poached pear with a bramble tart and lemon sorbet

Ingredients Instructions
  • Poached pear - 4 pears
  • 200g sugar
  • 200ml water
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 vanilla pod
  • Bramble tart - 1 cooked sweet pastry case or 4 individual cases
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 pint of cream
  • 1 vanilla pod, split and seeds gathered
  • 1 punnet brambles
  • Lemon sorbet - 50g glucose syrup
  • 145g sugar
  • 212ml water
  • 125ml white wine
  • 2 leaves gelatine, soaked in cold water to soften
  • Poached pear: Boil together all ingredients except the pears. Peel the pears, then poach at a medium heat in the syrup until tender.
  • Bramble tart: Boil the cream with the vanilla seed and pod. Combine the egg yolks and sugar. Pour boiling cream over the egg mixture and combine thoroughly. Return the liquid to the heat and stirring continuously allow to cook for no longer than 30 seconds. Do not allow the mixture to boil. Remove from heat and pass
  • Pour the mixture into the tart case and place in the fridge to cool. Prior to serving place the brambles neatly on top.