|15 min||20 min||4|
|1/2 cup||Cane sugar (1/2 cup to 1 cup - can use coconut sugar)|
|4 medium||Pear (Bosc, peeled, cored and halved)|
|2 tbsp||Honey, raw|
|1 piece, 1-inch||Ginger root (or 1 tbsp. grated ginger)|
|1 tsp||Ground cloves|
In a large saucepan over medium heat, dissolve sugar in 4 cups water. Add pears, lemon, honey, ginger, peppercorns, cinnamon and clove and simmer until pears are fork-tender, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, let pears cool in liquid, then strain and reserve spiced sugar mixture for another use.
For dessert, enjoy pears on their own or alongside full-fat Greek yogurt, mascarpone cheese or a scoop of high-quality vanilla yogurt. Or try them in one of these dishes.
Note that while this seems like a lot of sugar, the pears aren’t absorbing that much of it.
To make AIP friendly omit: Peppercorn