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TAZO Spicy Ginger-Poached Pears

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Spoon any extra sauce over scoops of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, or serve as a syrup with hot pancakes or waffles. Substitute Tazo Passion Herbal Infusion filterbags for a fruity twist. Recipe provided courtesy of and reproduced with permission by Pear Bureau Northwest.
  • 1 ¼ quarts (5 cups) water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon crystallized ginger
  • 5 filterbags Tazo Organic Spicy Ginger Herbal Infusion
  • 2 star anise
  • ¼ fresh lemon
  • 4 pears (2 pounds), peeled, cored

Mix water, sugar, and ginger in medium saucepan. Add filterbags, star anise, and lemon. Bring to boil on medium-low heat. Add pears; partially cover. Simmer 45 to 50 minutes or until pears are tender.

Remove pears from liquid; place in 4 dessert dishes. Bring liquid to boil; cook 30 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1 ½ cups. Remove and discard filterbags, star anise and lemon.

Drizzle 2 tablespoons sauce over each pear. Refrigerate remaining sauce for another use.

To make it more delicate and fruity substitute Tazo Passion Herbal Infusion filterbags.

  • Serving Size: 1 Pear (180g)
  • Calories: 120
  • Carbohydrates: 31g
  • Protein: 1g

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