4 bartlett pears – peeled, halved, and cored
1 1/2 cups chai or earl grey tea OR white wine
2 Tbsp date syrup or maple syrup
4 strips of orange zest
4 strips of lemon zest
1 cinnamon stick
Pinch of star anise
1 tsp vanilla extract
1. Peel, halve, and core the pears and place in a shallow pan over medium hear.
2. Mix together the syrup, tea/wine, orange zest, lemon zest, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and star anise. Pour over the pears. 3. Bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer. Cover and allow to simmer for about 7 minutes. Turn the pears over and simmer for about another 5-7 minutes or until tender.
4. Serve with cream, vanilla ice-cream, and some toasted nuts or granola.
Recipe and image adapted from: https://thewellfedyogi.com/vegan-poached-pears/