How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 375F/200C.
  • Peel pears and trim bases so they stand level.
  • Arrange on their sides in a baking dish.
  • Heat together honey and apple juice in a saucepan. Boil for two minutes, then pour over pears.
  • Add the cinnamon stick pieces, cloves, cardamom pods and star anise.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour until tender, turning the pears occasionally in the syrup.
  • Remove the pears and place them upright in another pan (or dessert plates) and cover to keep them warm.
  • Pour the syrup into a sauce pan and boil until the syrup is reduced and thick.
  • Remove from heat and drizzle over the pears.
  • Serve alone, or with plain yogurt or vanilla ice cream.
  • You can decorate them with candied lavender flowers for a really posh look.
  • Also delicious cold! (Place in refrigerator to chill before serving.)

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    " It was excellent "
    redkitchen ate it and said...
    This would be nice for company. Thanks,
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