*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      MINTED PEARS WITH HONEY WALNUTS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
                         -----HONEY WALNUTS-----
    2       ts           Low or no fat margarine
    2       tb           Honey
      1/2   c            Walnuts
                         -----MINTED PEARS-----
    4       c            Water
    3                    Bags mint tea
      1/2   c            Honey
   12       sm           Pears (preferably Seckel
                         -or Forelle)
                         Lemon juice
 
   To make honey walnuts:  Butter a small cookie sheet.
   Melt butter and honey in a medium skillet over medium
   heat.  Add walnuts. Cook, stirring often for 5 minutes
   until walnuts start to carmelize. Spread nut mixture
   on cookie sheets to cool.
   
   To make minted pears:  Bring water to boiling in a
   large saucepan. Remove from heat.  Add teabags and 1/2
   c honey, stirring to dissolve honey. Cover and steep
   for 5 minute.  Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Rub
   each with lemon juice to prevent discoloring.
   
   Remove tea bags from tea.  Bring tea to a simmer.  Add
   pears.  Cover and simmer for 10-20 minutes until
   tender.  Time depends on the ripeness and size of the
   pears.
   
   To serve:  Pears may be served hot or cold in poaching
   syrup. Spoon 3 pears into each of 4 serving dishes (or
   one apiece if using larger pears) Sprinkle with honey
   walnuts.
  
 
 
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