Creamy Coconut and Star Anise Poached Pears
- 2 cans (14 ounces each) coconut milk
- ½ cup packed dark brown Muscovado sugar (or substitute dark brown sugar)
- 3 whole star anise pods
- 3 firm USA Pears, such as Bosc, Anjou, Red Anjou, or Concorde
- 2 cups Greek yogurt, divided
- 1 cup granola, divided
Peel and halve the pears, and scoop out their cores using a spoon or a melon baller.
In a medium saucepan over low heat, warm coconut milk, sugar, and anise until sugar is dissolved. Submerge the pears in the coconut milk. Cover and cook for 20-25 minutes, keeping the heat at low to prevent burning the coconut milk, until the pears are just tender when pierced with a fork. Gently stir the mixture every 8-10 minutes to prevent scorching. Once tender, remove the pears and let cool slightly. Remove the sweetened, spiced coconut milk from heat and set aside.
Spoon 1/3 cup Greek yogurt into 6 serving bowls, and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of granola atop each bowl. Place one poached pear half in each bowl. Spoon 1 tablespoon of the poaching sauce over the top and serve. Refrigerate any leftover pears in the reserved coconut milk.
- Serving Size: 1 Half Pear
- Calories: 415 (43% from fat)
- Carbohydrate: 53g
- Dietary Fiber: 6
- Protein: 12g