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Cranberry Poached Pears

Ingredients
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Lime juice 2 Tablespoon
  Cinnamon stick 1
  Whole cloves 12
  Star anise 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon tea bags 3
  Bosc pears 8 , peeled, halved and cored
  Cranberries 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Honey 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Frozen nonfat vanilla yogurt 1 Quart
  Mint leaves 4
Directions

In a 4-quart pot, combine the water, lime juice, cinnamon stick, cloves, star anise and tea bags.
Add the pears and submerge as much as possible.
Over high heat, bring almost to a boil. You'll see steam rising.
Then reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pears are just tender when pierced with a sharp knife.
Remove the pears with a slotted spoon and place on individual dessert dishes.
Strain the liquid into a bowl.
Measure out 1 1/2 cups and return to the pot.
Add the cranberries, honey and vanilla.
Cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cranberries pop.
If desired, chill.
Place a small scoop of frozen yogurt in the hollowed-out part of each pear.
Using a slotted spoon, spoon the cranberries over the pears and frozen yogurt.
Garnish with the mint leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Pear
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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