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Magnolia Oolong Poached Pears

October  5, 2020
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Photo by Theresa Lemieux
Author Notes

Pears are poached in a glorious magnolia-scented oolong and drenched in a magnolia-pear-honey reduction for a simple, delicate, unexpected dessert. —Theresa Lemieux

  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 1 hour
  • Serves 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cups magnolia oolong loose leaf tea
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup pear juice
  • ½ cups honey
  • 6 Bosc pears
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Bring water to a boil. Let cool to 85°C (185°F) and add tea. Let sit for 3 minutes, then remove tea leaves and set aside.
  2. Peel pears, then slice pears in half, coring with a melon baller. Place pears in tea, bring tea to a boil. Turn heat down to medium and simmer for 2 minutes, or until a knife goes in easily.
  3. Remove pears with a slotted spoon to a drying rack.
  4. Bring tea back to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Reduce by half, then add in pear juice and honey, and continue reduce to 1 cup.
  5. Bring tea back to a boil and reduce heat to medium. Reduce by half, then add in pear juice and honey, and continue reduce to 1 cup.
  6. Remove pears to a dish, middle facing down. Brush occasionally with reducing liquid. When it is reduced to one cup, baste the pears again.
  7. Drizzle the remaining rediuction over the pears. Serve right away, or store for another day.

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