Aromatic Pears Recipe
Is there any such thing as a “healthy dessert”? Sure….try this Aromatic Pears recipe — healthy, delicious and the perfect ending to an awesome dinner! You will love this GERD friendly recipe because: Pears are rich in a plethora of phytonutrients, providing an array of antioxidant as well as anti-inflammatory benefits. They’re also one of the more easily digested fruits and are popular as a “hypoallergenic” (low allergy) food. Cinnamon is a natural heartburn remedy. It can be used as a post-meal digestive aid and in stimulating weak digestive tract. At the same time, it hinders the formation of excess stomach gas. Ginger has natural anti-inflammatory properties, and it’s also used as a natural treatment for heartburn and other gastrointestinal problems.
Servings Prep Time
4people 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4people 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 4 Ripe Pearsbut firm
  • 2tbsp Lemon JuiceFresh
  • 1tbsp Manuka Honey
  • 2 Star AniseWhole
  • 1 Cinnamon stickBruised
  • 1Stalk LemongrassBruised
  • 1Cm Fresh root GingerPeeled and sliced
  • 2 ClovesWhole
  • 2 Bay LeavesFresh
  • 300ml Water
  1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel the skin off the pears as thinly as possible and leave the stalk intact. If necessary, cut off a thin slice from the base of each pear so that it will stand upright. Place in a large bowl and pour over the lemon juice with enough water to cover the pears.
  2. Pour honey in to a large saucepan with a lid. Add the star anise, cinnamon stick, lemongrass, ginger, cloves, bay leaves and water. Bring to boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until the honey is completely dissolved.
  3. Drain the pears and put into the saucepan. Bring to boiling point and then reduce the heat to a gentle simmer. Cover with the lid.
  4. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pears are tender. Remove the pan from heat and allow the pears to cool in the syrup.
  5. When cool, remove the pears from the pan with a slotted spoon and place in a serving dish.
  6. Return the syrup to heat and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 to 8 minutes, or until the syrup is thickened and reduced by half. Leave the syrup to cool for 10 minutes, then pour over the pears and serve.