I love this dessert in the summer – warm poached pear and chilled raspberry coulis.

Here is my simple recipe.

My cupboard ingredients (for 2 people):

2 pears

A cup of fresh and/or frozen raspberries


Vanilla flavoured sugar

1 lemon

4 fresh mint leaves

A few chopped walnuts

How to poach the pear:

Put a pan of water to boil with 2 bags of vanilla flavoured sugar (in French it is called “sucre vanillé”) and half a lemon’s juice

Peel the pears and add them to the water

Leave them to poach for 45 minutes

How to prepare the coulis:

In a bowl put the raspberry, 70ml of water and half a lemon’s juice

Mix with a mixer to your liking (in this case I like it when it is not completely smooth, with some pieces of raspberry left)

How to serve:

Serve the warm poached pear with on top the cold coulis, a couple of mint leaves and sprinkle the walnuts to top it off.







Be careful, take out the pear pit before eating.

If you decide to make this let me know how it went.

Bon appétit.