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Pears with Honey

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Steamed Pears and Honey

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Most all of us love a little bit of something sweet after a satisfying meal, and what could be healthier than fruit; especially pears. Pears are rich in vitamin C and vitamin A, and have a decent amount of B vitamins and potassium. If you’ve already got your food steamer out from preparing a meal you’re half way there. Your dessert could be steaming while you are enjoying the main course! In this recipe you will learn how to steam a delicious dessert – honey filled pears.

Preparation Time: 20-25 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 ripe pears
  • enough honey to fill the pears – probably ˝ cup or more depending on their size


  1. Cut a little bit of the bottoms off the pears; just enough so that they will stand up straight on the counter and in the steamer by itself. You basically just want to cut off 1/8 inch or so – not all the way up to the core.
  2. Now cut off the top just below the point where the pear widens and set it aside. You’ll want to have the bottom of the top wide enough so that you can put it back on the pear as a lid. You definitely want to be sure that you don’t cut it all the way down to the core.
  3. Use a sharp knife or an apple corer to cut around the core of the pear. Only go down to just above the bottom of the pear, not all the way through. Use a paring knife (no pun intended) to remove the core, and then use a small spoon to remove any leftover seeds and remains from the core. You should now have a little pit in which to put the honey.
  4. Arrange all the pears in a heat-proof dish (you’re going to put it in the steamer).
  5. The honey for the pears should be at room temperature for easy pouring. You might need to use a thinner brand of honey. You can set the jar of honey in some hot water for a few minutes to make it easier flowing. For the next part, you’ll want to put it in some kind of dispenser to make it easy to pour into the pairs; like a gravy bowl or measure cup with a lip for pouring.
  6. Pour the honey equally into each pear. You don’t want them overflowing, but filled just below the top of the pear. Put the ‘lids’ you created for the pears back on top of them.
  7. Put the heat-proof dish on a rack in the food steam over a cup or two of boiling water and steam the for 15 minutes or so on high heat. You want them very tender, but not mushy.
  8. Remove from the steam and serve. If you prefer, you can serve them cold later, but there is nothing like something fresh that just came out of a food steamer.


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