Spiced Berry Poached Pears
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Serves: 4
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups mixed frozen berries
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 4 cloves
  • 2 star anise
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 pears, peeled
  1. In a large saucepan over a medium heat, place the water, berries, cinnamon, cloves, star anise, nutmeg, vanilla extract and honey.
  2. Gently simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. In the mean time peel the pears and remove the core from the bottom by using a corer or melon ball tool.
  4. Place the pears in the berry syrup and simmer for 20 minutes or until they are al dente.
  5. Serve in four little bowls with syrup and berries in the base of the bowl.
  6. Delicious!
Recipe by Real Food Pledge with Caralee Fontenele at https://realfoodpledge.com/spiced-berry-poached-pears/