Honey Poached Pears With Toasted Walnut Halves

Filed under: Appetizers, Breakfast, Fruits, Fruits - Pear, Nuts - Walnuts.

1/4 cup honey, mesquite honey, if available
2 cups sugar
1/2 slice lemon, plus juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large fresh pears, red pears, or Bartlett
1 scoops per serving of Mediterranean style yogurt cheese
1/2 cup toasted walnut halves
1/2 teaspoon melted butter, salted butter

Combine 4 cups of water, 1/4 cup honey, sugar, lemon slice, vanilla extract, and cardamom in a saucepan Bring to boil, stirring frequently and then simmer for 10 minutes. Add whole, unpeeled pears to saucepan and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Remove pears and cool. Refrigerate for an hour or overnight, if using for breakfast the next day.

To serve: Peel pears and remove stems. Slice each pear lengthwise. Remove seeds. Place halves on a plate or dish. Squeeze the 1/2 lemon over the pears. Using a melon baller or small scoop, scoop out one scoop of yogurt cheese for each serving of pear. Place decoratively on top of the pear slices. Drizzle a little honey on top of each serving and add a few toasted walnuts mixed in the 1/2 teaspoon of butter. Use one tablespoons fresh pomegranate seeds for garnish. Serve.

To toast walnuts: Place walnut pieces on a pan and place in a 350 oven for 5 to 10 minutes. Toasting brings out the flavor of the nut.

Recipe Summary:
Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes

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Triple Almond Scones
Lavendar Panna Cotta With Sauteed White Peaches
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Lucious Lemon Tea Bread
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Tropical Macadamia Bar Cookies

Recipe Provided By:
B Street House Bed and Breakfast
Virginia City, NV

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