Pear and plums with honey cream

    Pear and plums with honey cream


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    About this recipe: This elegant dessert features fresh pears and plums with homemade pine nut brittle and a light honey cream dressing.

    Serves: 4 

    • sunflower oil, for brushing
    • 50g sugar cubes (about 12 cubes)
    • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 4 tablespoons pine nuts
    • 2 medium firm pears
    • mint leaves, for garnish
    • Honey cream
    • 100g light sour cream
    • 4 tablespoons honey
    • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • pinch of ground cloves
    • 125g whipping cream

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. To make pine nut brittle, lightly brush a piece of baking paper with oil. Place sugar, 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 3 tablespoons water in a saucepan with a heat–proof handle. Allow sugar to caramelise until light brown. Remove from heat; stir in pine nuts. Spread mixture on baking paper immediately, as much as possible keeping pine nuts separate from each other. Let brittle cool. Break into pieces.
    2. Peel pears, remove seeds and cut into quarters. Cut pear quarters into slices lengthwise. Halve plums; remove stones. Arrange plums and pears on individual plates and drizzle with remaining lemon juice.
    3. To make honey cream: mix sour cream, honey, cinnamon and ground cloves together. Whip cream until stiff and fold into mixture. Spoon a little honey cream in the centre of each serving. Sprinkle with pine nut brittle. Garnish with mint leaves.
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