Barkman Honey

Honey Poached Pears


    16 halves


  • 2 cups orange blossom honey
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 8 medium pears, ripe, but firm
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp. salt



Peel, cut in half and core pears. Place face down in a full-size hotel pan or glass baking dish.

Combine water, honey, lemon juice, cloves, cinnamon stick and salt in a pot and bring to a boil.

Pour mixture over top of pears, cover tightly and place in a 350-degree oven for 40 minutes. Check pears with knife to see if tender; if still firm return to oven for additional time.

Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature for 1 hour. Place in an airtight container with liquid and refrigerate until ready for use.

Reduce syrup and use as a drizzle over pears. Serve pears along with ice cream or yogurt.

Slice pears and use as a topping for a dessert or tart.

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