Tea Poached Pears

I LOVE this tea poached pear recipe.  It is simple, healthy and super comforting.  It is a favorite on adventure getaways because it is not only delicious, but beautiful and dramatic.  We all know presentation is important!  Here's the recipe!  Serves 4.

4 pears
1 tea bag (passion tea, lemon ginger or any flavor!)
1 bag frozen berries
1/2 Cup Sugar
1-2 Tbsp Cornstarch

Put tea and 2 cups water into a large, deep soup pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, peel pears, cut off a little of the bottom so they can sit flat on a plate, and keep stems intact.  Arrange pears in steamer in pot in a single layer, stem side up. Cover and simmer gently, until just tender, 30-40 minutes. Meanwhile, place berries, sugar and a little water in a small soup pot and bring to a simmer.  Mix cornstarch with water.  Add to berry mixture and bring to a boil to thicken.  Once thickened reduce heat.  Place pears on individual plates (dry the bottoms so they don't slip around).  Spoon berry sauce over top.      


Heather Poast