January’s Next Seasonal Recipe

moist honey pears
Moist Honey Pears

What could be better on cold, wintery days than a dessert that works as medicine? This simplified version of a traditional Chinese remedy helps to
alleviate coughs and scratchy throats.
The healing properties of pears (associated with the lungs) combined with
the steaming process cools heat conditions, eliminates excess mucus,
and relieves dryness.
Because honey and lemons are added after the cooking process,
the enzymes of these two expectorants add additional
health benefits to this dish.

2 Bosc pears
1 tbsp raw honey
1/2 lemon, juiced

* Prepare saucepan or wok with steaming rack.
* Wash and cut pears into quarters.
Cut out seeds by taking a triangular notch from the center of the pear.

* Steam for 15-30 minutes depending on the ripeness of the pear.
Ripe pears require less cooking. Steam until tender.

* In a mixing bowl, combine honey with the juice of the lemon.
* Add steamed pears and toss.
* Serve warm.