Scottish Cancer Prevention Network

#HealthyShelfie 2016: Pears with Fresh Raspberry Coulis

At weekends throughout the month of January, we will be sharing recipes to accompany the #HealthyShelfie. Do you have a #HealthyShelfie to share? Get everyone talking about cancer prevention by sharing on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Facebook.

Pears with Fresh Raspberry Coulis


  • 4 Large Pears
  • 300ml/0.5pt Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Small Piece Cinammon Stick
  • 1 tbsp Clear Honey
  • 250g/8oz Fresh Raspberries


  1. Peel and half pears and core them. Place in a saucepan with the orange juice, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and honey. Cover the pan and simmer gently for 10 minutes.
  2. Turn the pear halves over in their cooking liquid, cover the pan, and leave them to cool in their liquid.
  3. Blend raspberries in liquidizer until smooth. Add enough liquid from the pears to give a thin coating consistency.
  4. Arrange the drained pears in a shallow serving dish and trickle over the prepared sauce.