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This is one of those recipes that may seam strange at first, but I promise they are delicious.  I love poached pears and I have made them several times using traditional methods in the oven and they turn out great.  I decided I wanted to find a simple way to make them that required less effort and less time and the steamer was the perfect solution.  My kids love dessert and I am trying to not have carb rich and sugary desserts every night so I have been coming up with ways to give them a sweet treat that is more on the healthy side and includes a serving of fruit.  This treat fits the bill and you can switch up this recipe with different fruits and fillings! Enjoy!

Steamed Cinnamon Honey Pears
Ingredients
  1. 5 ripe pears of your choice
  2. 5 tsp honey
  3. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  4. 1/2 - 1 tsp cinnamon depending on your preference
  5. 2-3 tsp craisens
  6. 2-3 tsp chopped pecans
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Instructions
  1. Slice a thin piece of the bottom of each pear off so that it stands on it own. Cut off just the tip of the pear to remove the stem and discard. Then slice a 1/4 inch piece off the top again to make a lid. Scoop out about a square inch of the middle of the pear to remove seeds and create a cavity for the filling being careful not to go all the way through the pear. Mix the honey, extract and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. Place a few craisens and pieces of pecan in each pear then pour about a tsp of the honey mixture in until the cavity is full. Place pear lid on stop and put in steamer. Steam for 15-20 minutes depending on the ripeness and size of your pears. Serve warm with a side of while cream or ice cream!
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