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Steamed Pears in Honey

THIS RECIPE COMBINES SWEET PEARS WITH JUJUBES, SMALL RED DATES THAT ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE MEDICINAL BENEFITS. THEY ARE SOLD DRIED, BUT CAN BE LEFT OUT IF THEY ARE UNAVAILABLE.

Ingredients

Steamed Pears in Honey
Steamed Pears in Honey
100 g (3½ oz) jujubes (dried Chinese dates)
6 nearly ripe pears
6 tablespoons honey

Method

  1. SOAK the jujubes in hot water for 1 hour, changing the water twice. Drain, stone and cut crosswise into strips.
  2. CUT a slice off the bottom of each pear so that it will sit flat. Cut a 2.5 cm (1 inch) piece off the top and set it aside. using a fruit corer or knife, remove the cores without cutting through to the bottom.
  3. ARRANGE the pears upright on a heatproof plate. Place 1 tablespoon of honey and some jujubes into the cavity of each pear. replace the tops and, if necessary, fasten with toothpicks.
  4. PUT the plate in a steamer. Cover and steam over simmering water in a wok for 30 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a knife. Serve hot or cold.
Main ingredient:
Pear
Cuisine:
Asian
Course:
Dessert

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