Come Dine With Me Australia

Shane's Dessert, Series 3 Come Dine with Me Australia.


  • 480g caster sugar

  • 6 egg yolks

  • 200ml pure cream, whipped

  • 1tsp grated ginger

  • 4 cups (1L) dry red wine

  • 1 clove of garlic

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • Pared rind of 1 orange

  • 5 Corella pears, peeled & stems intact

  • 1 sheet puff pastry

  • 50g icing sugar


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180 degrees and cook puff pastry for 35 minutes on a flat baking tray.

  • 2.

    Stir 150g of sugar & 150ml water in a small saucepan on a low heat, until the sugar dissolves.

  • 3.

    Increase heat to medium and boil for 4 mins, until syrupy. Remove from heat.

  • 4.

    Using an electric mixer, beat yolks until creamy.

  • 5.

    Add sugar syrup and beat until very pale and mixture triples in size.

  • 6.

    Fold through cream and ginger.

  • 7.

    Freeze overnight in an airtight container.

  • 8.

    Stir wine, remaining sugar, spices and rind in a pan on medium heat until sugar dissolves.

  • 9.

    Stand pears in wine. Cover with baking paper or foil.

  • 10.

    Simmer for 40-45 minutes.

  • 11.

    Remove pears.

  • 12.

    Boil wine on high for 10 minutes, until syrupy.

  • 13.

    Add pears to reheat and serve drizzle sauce over pear.

  • 14.

    Sprinkle icing over puff pastry.

  • 15.

    Put pear, semi-freddo & puff pastry in a bowl and serve.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (5 servings)

  • Energy 1149kj
  • Fat Total 38g
  • Saturated Fat 15g
  • Protein 7g
  • Carbohydrate 164g
  • Sugar 126g
  • Sodium 156mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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