• 450g/1lb small new potatoes, scrubbed

  • 55g/2oz butter

  • 2 tbsp tarragon, chopped

  • 1 large onion, sliced

  • 225g/8oz dried pears, roughly chopped and covered in water

  • 1 tbsp honey

  • salt and pepper


  • 1.

    Melt the butter in a casserole dish, stir in the onions, cover and allow to sweat over a low flame for 5-10 minutes.

  • 2.

    Add the pears and their water, the potatoes, honey, several grinds of black pepper and a pinch of salt. If necessary top up the water so that everything is just covered. Cover and cook until both the pears and potatoes are tender. Drain and serve with a knob of butter and the tarragon.

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