Surrey Street treats: weeknight pudding pears

By - Friday 26th February, 2016

Jess Bashford returns with a warming and sweet Surrey Street treat

It’s been a while since I’ve used Surrey Street market’s fruit to cook up something sweet, so I thought that I’d come up with a quick recipe for a weeknight pudding.

It’s an easy way to use Surrey Street’s pears to make yourself something sweet when you don’t have time to push the boat out.


From the market: 4 pears sliced into bite-sized chunks (2 small-ish pears per person so this is enough for 2 people).

From the kitchen: 1 tbsp honey, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste.


1) Get a pan on the hob and drop the pears in – just to start to warm them through.

2) Mix up the rest of your ingredients in a bowl. I use Surrey honey from the Croydon division of Surrey Beekeepers. It’s a really tasty, local runny honey. But if you have thicker honey, you can let it down with a few drops of water because this recipe is much easier when the mix is runny.

3) Once it’s all come together, pour it into the pan over the pears.

4) Let it sizzle for a couple of minutes.

5) When the pears are soft enough for you, you’re good to go. You can have them by themselves or I like to have mine over some ice cream.

6) Now all that’s left to do is to eat your easy, sweet Surrey Street treat.

Jess Bashford

Jess Bashford

Jess Bashford is a writer at a brand language consultancy and an English literature and creative writing graduate. She’s passionate about showing that Croydon is a great place to live and excited to delve into Croydon’s cultural side. She loves all things wordy and foody.

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