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.
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.
prep time: 10 minutes total time: 1 hour 40 minutes
yield: Makes 4 servings