Monday, November 7, 2011

Fruit Butters : Pear with Star Anise

Bartlett, Bosc and d'Anjou Pear with star anise, cardamom, cinnamon,
 a touch of citrus and a tiny drizzle of honey. Cook on stove top or in oven
on low for three-ish hours, pears will release their juices during the first hour
and over the next two will thicken into a luscious pear bliss.

Fruit butters are amazingly easy to make and as long as you use very ripe fruit
they require no added sugar. Spices are phytonutrient powerhouses, cinnamon
helps with diabetes, clove is an anti inflammatory, saffron kills cancer cells
and is an antidepressant, and the list goes on.  Fruit butters are a great way to
get concentrated doses of a spices healing powers.
Star anise contains Shikimic acid, which is extracted and used to make the
anti viral drug Tamiflu

Serve fruit butters with multi grain toast or quick breads, stir into a whole grain hot cereal or greek yogurt.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant way to use pears! I've had apple butter, but not pear butters...thanks and Happy (day after) Thanksgiving!