Pears with palm sugar

  • 35 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Pears with palm sugar
  • 1/2 cup (135g) grated palm sugar
  • 4 fresh kaffir lime leaves, torn
  • 4 small pears (720g)
  • 2 tablespoon caster (superfine) sugar


Pears with palm sugar
  • 1
    Combine palm sugar, lime leaves and ¼ cup water in small saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat; cool. Strain syrup into jug.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, cut pears in half lengthways; sprinkle cut sides with caster sugar. Cook pears, cut-side down, in heated greased medium frying pan until browned and tender.
  • 3
    Serve pears with syrup.


Serve the pears and syrup with thick yoghurt or whipped thickened (heavy) cream.

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