Pears in maple syrup

The pears around right now are really fantastic so this is the ideal dessert. It looks really impressive and is a great Valentines dessert that can be prepared ahead of time and then just stacked up and served. This pear dessert is so simple you will be making it whenever pears are in season. (4 people)

What you need

2 pears thinly sliced
2 tablespoons melted butter
demerara sugar
Thick plain yoghurt
Maple syrup

The process

Slice the pears lengthways and then lightly brush with melted butter. Drop them into the sugar to coat and then cook them in a pan on a medium heat for about 1 minute on each side. The sugar will melt and the pears will brown beautifully.

If you are serving them cold, allow them to cool and then cover and place in the fridge until you need them.

Serve straight from the pan or fridge stacked up then with a dollop of thick plain yoghurt and a drizzle of maple syrup.

These are really good I tell you.

As  a Valentines meal how about the beef rissoles or something from the Chinese menu, which is always good sharing food.