- 2 medium pears
- 2 cups water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 whole star anise
- Pinch of salt
- Cut the pears into 1-inch-thick wedges, removing and discarding the fibrous stems and seeds.
- In a Dutch oven combine water, granulated sugar, honey, star anise, and a pinch of salt.
- Once the sugar dissolves, add the pear wedges.
- Poach the pears for about 15 minutes, or until tender.
- Turn off the heat and let them cool in their poaching liquid.