anise seed, crushed
pears, peeled, cored, and cut into quarters
- In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, lemon juice, and aniseed. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add pears.
- When water returns to a boil, reduce heat slightly, cover saucepan, and simmer until pears are just tender, about 6 to 10 minutes.
- Cool slightly, then place in a shallow bowl and chill.