A very long time ago I had a speciality dessert that I would make for my parents on special occasions. Recently my mum came across this recipe, scribbled on a piece of paper amongst some old cookery books of mine. The guests were always impressed by the dessert, and to be honest I think I impressed myself that I managed to make something so nice looking, which is why I would make it over and over again.
The recipe has been changed slightly as I no longer stuff the pears with chopped nuts and glacé cherries, in a 1980's fashion, and instead poach them and leave the cores in.
You can find the full recipe on the Great British Chefs website here.
This recipe was commissioned by Great British Chefs