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Baked Pears with Star Anise



Baked pears are the perfect wintertime tonic. Pears are anti-inflammatory, calming to the heart, and high in vitamin C and copper. The warming spices of star anise, cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg aid digestion; and star anise is also good for heart health as a cardiac stimulant.


Ingredients:

  • 2 pears - peeled, halved, and cored

  • 1 tsp. ground star anise

  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp. ground clove

  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 2 tbls. maple syrup

  • 1 tbl. lemon juice

  • 1 tsp. melted ghee or coconut oil

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • Place pears in a baking dish, cavity-side down

  • Add water to bottom of dish

  • Mix together melted ghee or coconut oil, lemon juice and maple syrup and pour over the pears

  • Mix spices together and sprinkle over the pears

  • Bake until pears are tender, approximately 50-60 mins.

  • Serve warm, and pour the juice from the pan over the pears

Left-over baked pears are great the next morning in your cereal.


Resources:

https://www.joyfulbelly.com/Ayurveda/ingredient/Pears-Pyrus-spp/261

https://www.joyfulbelly.com/Ayurveda/ingredient/Star-Anise-Illicium-verum/29

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