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“Honey Poached Pears”


Description from Debbi aka Sparkle Chick: I saw this recipe in today's Parade magazine and it sounded good! I have not tried it yet.

Honey Poached Pears
1/2 orange
1/2 lemon
2 cups water
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup sugar
1 star anise
3 inch cinnamon stick
4 ripe, firm pears with stems

Peel strips of orange and lemon zest (avoid the pith) and toss into a 2 1/2 to 3 quart saucepan. Stir in juice from the fruit along with other ingredients, except pears. Boil for 5 minutes.

Peel the pears and arrange in the pan so that they're covered with as much syrup as possible. Partially cover the pan, lower heat and gently poach the pers, turning occasionally, for 30 to 40 minutes or until tender.

Remove from heat, lay a circle of wax paper over the pears and cool. Serve at room temperature.

Serves 4 120 calories per serving, 33g carbs, 1g protein, no fat or cholesterol


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  1. Kitty Chicky Cat
    Kitty Chicky Cat says:

    ooo! Sounds good and looks lovely!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Thank you Kitty Chicky Cat! The recipe does sound good! It was fun to be inspired to make a fresh pick from a recipe in the paper!

  3. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Sounds as good as this pick looks!! Yummy, Yum, Yum!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Thanks Lorrie!

  5. Mayan Chick - Lilly
    Mayan Chick - Lilly says:

    Yummy pick!

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    Luv2bead - Little Chick says:

    My grandma made those before!!! They’re YUMMY!!!!!!! Pretty pick!

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    Debbi aka Sparkle Chick says:

    Thank you Lilly and Nicole!

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