Combine apple juice, honey, star anise, and cloves in a large skillet. Bring mixture to boiling; reduce heat. Stir in whiskey, if desired, and nutmeg. Add pears and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes or until pears are tender. Gently transfer pears to a bowl, using a slotted spoon. Discard whole spices.
Naturally sweet pears poached in honey and spices pair well with brie cheese and Hy-Vee Bakery cinnamon-swirl bread.
Servings and Ingredients
|1 c. Hy-Vee no-sugar-added 100% apple juice|
|¼ c. Hy-Vee honey|
|4 star anise|
|4 whole cloves|
|¼ c. honey whiskey, optional|
|¼ tsp. Hy-Vee ground nutmeg|
|2 pears, halved, cored, and sliced|
|6 slice(s) Hy-Vee Bakery cinnamon-swirl bread, toasted|
|1 (8-oz.) wheel brie cheese, cut into thin slices|
|Hy-Vee sliced almonds, toasted, for garnish|
|Hy-Vee ground cinnamon, for garnish|
Things To Grab
- Large skillet with lid
- Medium bowl
Gently boil liquid in skillet, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until it becomes thick and syrupy. Remove from heat and keep warm.
Top toasted bread slices with Brie and pear slices; drizzle with syrup mixture and sprinkle with almonds and cinnamon. Serve immediately.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 19g
- Cholesterol: 85mg
- Sodium: 440mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 40g
- Protein: 10g