Belgian Ale Poached Pears Print recipe By author Alina Eisenhauer Ingredients 2 firm ripe pears, peeled & halved 2 12-oz. bottles of Belgian ale (or ale of choice) 3 Cups simple syrup 1 star anise GARNISH SUGGESTIONS fresh berries, ice cream, Greek yogurt, frozen yogurt, sorbet, crème anglaise, caramel sauce, chocolate sauce Directions Peel and slice pears in half. Place them in a pot and add 2 12-oz. bottles of ale and 3 cups of simple syrup, just enough to cover the pears, add 1 star anise. Simmer for 20 minutes or until fork tender but still hold shape. Let cool then remove seeds. Make slits from the widest part of the pear to just shy of the tip and splay slightly on the plate. Serve with garnish of choice. Enjoy!