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Pear and red onion compôte

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 2
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. Place all of the ingredients except the parsley and Stilton into a small saucepan and cook over a high heat for 8-10 minutes, or until reduced and syrupy, then stir in the parsley.

  2. To serve, pour into a bowl, with a large wedge of Stilton alongside.


  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 50ml/2fl oz red wine
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • 1 pear, peeled, cored and chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • handful fresh parsley, chopped
  • large wedge of Stilton, to serve

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