Pears with Orange Sauce

Serves 6 Ingredients Method

6 fairly firm Pears

1⁄2 a lemon Juice and finely grated rind of 1 Orange

3 tblsp of Caster Sugar

3 tblsp Cranberry Sauce

3 tblsp Port

Peel the pears. Remove the core from each whole pear from the base. This can be done very easily with a Grapefruit spoon. Rub the peeled pears all over with the half lemon to prevent discolouration. Stand them upright in a shallow oven-proof dish. Put the orange juice and rind, caster sugar and cranberry sauce into a pan. Stir over a gentle heat until dissolved. Remove from the heat. Stir in the port and spoon evenly over the pears. Cover and cook in the oven at 180degreesC/ 350 degreesF, Gas Mark 4 for 35-40 minutes. Serve either warm or chilled with cream.