Honey Poached Pear

November 5, 2013

20130928 Honey Poached Pear

This is a lighter dessert that you can make in advance. It can be served cool or warmed. We topped it with some creme fraiche mixed with cinnamon, but vanilla ice cream would also be yummy. You can make this up to a day in advance.

You will need:

  • 1 c honey
  • 1 1/2 c water
  • 4 whole star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 cardamom pods
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 medium firm pears, peeled, quartered and cored

Then you will…

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the honey with the water, anise, cinnamon, cardamom, lemon and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil.
  3. Add the pear and reduce to a simmer until tender, 4-6 minutes.
  4. Transfer pears to a bowl.
  5. Allow the syrup to reduce to about one cup. This should take about 20 minutes over medium-low heat.
  6. Pour the syrup over the pears. Cover and chill at least 2 hours.

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