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These pears can be served on their own, with ice cream, or with yogurt for breakfast.


  • 2 cups water

  • 2 green tea bags

  • 2 lemons, zest peeled (with a peeler) and juiced

  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced into coins

  • 1 ½ cups sugar

  • 3 Tbsp honey

  • 4 Bartlett or Anjou pears, peeled, cut in half and cored


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    Bring water to just below a simmer in a large saucepot and add tea, lemon zest, lemon juice and ginger, and let gently simmer 1 minute. Add sugar and honey and return to a simmer. Add pears and cover surface of liquid with parchment paper (to keep liquid flowing gently over pears – otherwise they will float) and cook until pears for 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat, but keep pears in liquid to cool. Chill pears in syrup until ready to serve.

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