Honey-Poached Pears with Crème Fraîche | PCC Natural Markets

Honey-Poached Pears with Crème Fraîche

Serves: 6

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Delicately spiced and super fragrant, these poached pears go great with a dollop of crème fraîche, sour cream or Greek yogurt.



Combine water, honey, star anise, lemon juice and sea salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add pears; reduce heat and simmer until tender, turning occasionally, 15 to 25 minutes, depending on ripeness.

Using a slotted spoon, transfer pears to a bowl. Boil liquid and star anise until reduced to 1 cup syrup, about 20 minutes. Pour syrup with star anise over pears. Cover and chill until cold (see note).

Remove star anise from syrup. Divide pears and syrup among 6 bowls. Top each with a dollop of crème fraîche and serve.


Can be made 1 day ahead. Keep chilled.

Each serving: 290 cal, 0.5g fat (0g sat), 0mg chol, 105mg sodium, 72g carb, 5g fiber, 2g protein

More about: honey, pears


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