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Anise Pear Compote

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Anise seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon, crushed
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Dash
  Firm ripe pears 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Orange 1 Large
  Grapefruit 1
  Seedless grapes 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
Directions

In a medium-size pan, bring sugar, water, anise, lemon juice, and salt to a boil; reduce heat to simmer.
Peel, quarter, and core pears.
Place in hot syrup, cover, and simmer until barely tender when pierced (about 6 minutes); cool.
With a sharp knife, peel orange and grapefruit, remove white membrane, and lift out sections.
Add orange and grapefruit sections and grapes to pears; gently mix.
Chill.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Method: 
Chilling

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