Earl of Grey Poached Pears

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  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 teaspoons ommate’ Early of Grey chai
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 2 large firm but ripe Bosc pears (about 12 ounces), peeled, halved lengthwise, cored
  • 8 dried apricot halves
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1/4 cup dried tart cherries

Bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Add chai. Remove from heat. Cover and let steep 15 – 30 minutes then strain.

Add honey to chai and stir over medium heat until dissolved.

Add pears, apricots and cloves to chai. Cover and simmer until pears are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add cherries and simmer 1 minute. Using slotted spoon, transfer pears, apricots, and cherries to bowl.

Boil syrup in saucepan until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Pour syrup over fruit. Chill until cold, about 3 hours.

(Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and keep chilled).

Divide fruit and syrup among 4 bowls and serve.

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