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Tea-Poached Pears

Nutrition Information
Calories: 190
Total Fat: 0.5g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 0mg
Carbohydrates: 46g
Dietary Fiber: 4g
Sugars: 34g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 0iu (0%)
Vitamin C: 21mg (35%)
Calcium: 200mg (20%)
Iron: 0.4mg (2%)

Yield: Serves 4 - 1 pear each.

4 pears, peeled, cored and cut in half
2 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
2 chamomile or green tea bags
1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Bring the water, sugar and lemon juice to a boil in a deep saucepan.

Add the pears and tea bags and poach until the pears are tender, about 12 minutes. Turn the pears with a spoon to ensure even cooking.

Transfer pears to a plate; discard tea bags.

Simmer the liquid until reduced to 1 cup. Dissolve the cornstarch in the cold water and stir it into the simmering liquid; it will thicken; strain, add vanilla extract and let cool. Spoon sauce over each pear.

Total Preparation & Cooking Time: 20 min. (5 Prep, 15 Cook)

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