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Jasmine Tea Poached Pears

Submitted by: Matthew Petty

Jasmine tea takes a trip down Pear Lane with this delicate amaretto and balsamic vinegar treatment to poaching pears.

Prep Time: Prep time: 5 min. Cook time: 30 min.
Serving Size: serves 2
  • 1 can pear halves, rinsed
  • 1 c. jasmine oolong tea
  • 1/3 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. amaretto
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
Steep 2 tsp. tea in 1 c. hot water for 8 min.
Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, then simmer on low to medium heat for 15 min. or until the pears soften.
Remove pears and chill (or set aside if you want to serve it warm).
Strain the remaining sauce and return to a simmer until it starts to thicken. Stir occasionally and check often. Approx. 10-20 min.
Divide pears evenly onto 2 plates. Serve with vanilla ice cream and a slice of angel food cake.
Drizzle the sauce over everything and save the leftover sauce.

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