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Asian Spiced Pears Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Wendi Knowles

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 pear per person (this recipe is for about 5 people)
5 pieces of star anise (or 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice)
2 cinnamon sticks
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup sugar
lemon juice to coat pears
Whipped cream

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325. Wash and dry the pears. Cut in half and scoop out core. Be careful not to scoop out too much and make a hole. Immediately coat with lemon juice.

In a small sauce pan melt butter, add sugar, star anise, vanilla and cinnamon with a dash of lemon juice. Heat until aromatic and bubbly. Grease a baking dish with hig sides, place pears, skin side down in a single layer.

Pour heated mixture over pears, sprinkle with cinnamon. Bake uncovered for about 30-40 minutes or until tender. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
5-10
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
For this recipe I served with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream so 1/2 of the pear was 1 serving. After a big meal the participants said 1/2 was enough.

 

 

 

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