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Steamed Honey Pears

Fruits, Desserts, and Other Sweet Foods

Steamed Honey Pears
2 large Asian pears, unpeeled, cut in half lengthwise
4 teaspoons honey
4 teaspoons golden rock sugar, or red bean paste
1. With a paring knife, core the pears.
2. Place 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon of golden rock sugar or red bean paste in the hollow of each pear half.
3. Place a bamboo or stainless steel steamer over a large pot of water. Place the pears in the steamer, cover and cook over medium heat for 20 minutes, until tender.
4. Place pears on a serving dish. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces and serve.
Note: Rosa Lin, co-owner of the Peking Duck House in Closter, provided this traditional Chinese recipe. She said children love this treat, which is used to soothe the throat in raw weather.

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