Easy Stewed Pears Recipe
Stewed pears simmered in a delightful spicy syrup with cinnamon and star anise. It is a simple dessert ready in no time and perfect for serving with ice cream, waffles, pancakes, or on its own.
- 1 lb pears 450, Note 1
- ¾ cup water 180 ml
- 3 tablespoons sweetener more to taste, Note 2
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
Syrup: Place water, lemon juice, spices, and sweetener in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
Pears: In the meantime, cut pears into large cubes. You can peel them first if you like, but I never do.
Simmer: Add pears to the syrup, cover, and simmer gently for about 7 minutes.
Remove the lid and continue cooking for 5 to 8 minutes depending on the ripeness and type of pear. The fruit should be on the soft side but not mushy.
- From underripe to ripe, but not too ripe. The cooking time depends on the ripeness of the fruit.
- I use xylitol. Sub with granulated sugar (the same amount) or any other sweetener you like to taste.
Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 146mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 32IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg