The Boho Baker’s Whisky Frangipane Pears

The Boho Baker's Frangipane Pears
  • 6 servings
  • 15 to prepare
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  • 4 medium pears
  • 60g sugar
  • 60ml Whisky
  • For the topping
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 30ml Whisky
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 50g flaked almonds


The Boho BakerThe Boho Baker describes herself as “Baker. Writer. Forager. Wanderer. Organic ingredient and edible floral Enthusiast. Member of the Guild of Food Writers.” Very local to our HQ in Preston, she’s kindly agreed to do a series of recipes for us, celebrating the best of our local produce. Follow her on Instagram @thebohobaker




  1. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C (fan)/gas mark 5.
  2. Slice the pears in half and carefully remove the cores. Set aside.
  3. Heat the sugar in a large pan, allowing it to melt and reduce into a golden caramel. Add the whisky and place the pears in the caramel, cut side down. Cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Arrange the pears, cut side up, in a large pie dish. Pour the whisky caramel over the top.
  5. Mix the ground almonds, caster sugar, whisky and beaten egg. Spoon the mixture over the pears and top with the flaked almonds. Bake for 25 minutes.
  6. Remove the pears from the oven. Serve with a drizzle of the caramel from the pie dish and a dollop of whipped cream.