This is a fancy dream dessert to serve your guests. Even better, glazed poached pear are quite easy to make.
If you are in a big hurry then you can cook the pears ahead of time and keep it in the fridge until needed. It is the perfect dish for a fall harvest celebration or a lazy summer afternoon treat!
For an extra fancy dish, serve with crème anglaise custard sauce and a nice baked puffed pastry.
- *4 medium Bartlett or Bosc pears, very ripe & firm
- *1 ½ cups apple or pear juice
- *1 cup filtered water
- *1/3 to ½ cup honey, more if desired
- *1 star anise pod, broken in half
- *1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
- *1 teaspoon whole cloves, optional
- Wash and peel pears. Cut in half from top to bottom, leaving stems for nice display. Remove the core by scooping out the center with a spoon or melon baller
- Add the water and honey medium pot. Bring to boil over high heat. Stir until honey is dissolved. Add preferred spices. Turn down heat to simmer
- Carefully add pears to the liquid. Cover and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes until pears are tender. Don’t overcook.
- Cool pears 30 minutes
- Transfer pears and the liquid to a smaller container. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight
- Drizzle liquid over pears to serve. Or serve with crème anglaise custard sauce and a baked puffed pastry
- Diet Type: Vegetarian
- Diet Tags: Reduced Fat
- Culinary Tradition: French
Recipe for Honey Crème Anglaise Custard Sauce
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