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                            STEAMED HONEY PEARS
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chinese                          Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    4                    Fresh Bartlett pears
    4       tb           Orange honey
    4       ts           Minced preserved jujubes
                         (Chinese dates)
   Preparation:  Wash pears.  Carefully slice off the tip quarter, leaving the
   stem intact.  Core each pear through to the bottom. Make four lengthwise
   cuts from the core outward but not through the skin. If you have peeled the
   pears, do not make these cuts. Place pears in individual bowls, such as
   rice bowls or dessert dishes. Pack core with minced dates, add 1 tablespoon
   of orange honey to each pear. Replace top quarter. Hold at room temperature
   until ready to steam.
   Steaming:  In steamer, bring water to boil.  Place pears in their
   individual bowls on steaming tray. Steam pears for about 30 minutes,
   checking frequently to see they don't overcook and become mushy. Remove
   tray from steamer. Allow pears to cool for about 30 minutes. Serve at room
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