Star Anise Poached Pears

Recipe by Xexe383
READY IN: 25mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine sugar 2 tablespoons water, star anise, cloves, cinnamon stick and vanilla bean in a heavy large saucepan.
  • Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Increase heat and boil with out stirring until syrup turns a deep amber color, occasionally brushing down the sides of the pan with a wet pastry brush and swirling pan, about 9 minutes.
  • Remove from heat add 1 1/4 cups of water (the mixture will bubble vigorously).
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring until pieces of caramel dissolve.
  • Add pears, cover and simmer until tender, turning pears once about 5 minutes.
  • Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to bowl.
  • Boil liquid in sauce pan until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes.
  • Pour syrup over pears toss gently to coat.
  • Chill until cold.
  • Serve cold.
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