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A hollowed pear filled with rock sugar and goji berries.
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Pear with rock sugar–two ways (冰糖雪梨)

A traditional Chinese home remedy for cough relief. Steamed or boiled pear with rock sugar is a delightful dessert very easy to prepare.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Fruits
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Wei Guo

Ingredients

For boiled version

  • 2 Asian pears See note 1
  • 1.5 tbsp rock sugar or to taste
  • 1 tbsp dried Goji berries
  • 6-8 dried Chinese dates
  • 1.5 cups water

For steamed version

  • 2 Asian pears See note 1
  • 1.5 tbsp rock sugar
  • 1 tbsp dried Goji berries

Instructions

To boil the pears

  • Remove the cores of the pears then slice them the way you like.
  • Add pear and all the other ingredients into a pot. 
  • Firstly cook on high heat. Turn the heat down to low when the water starts boiling. 
  • Continue to cook for 15-20 minutes (see note 2).

To steam the pears

  • Cut off the top part of the pears (about ⅕ to ¼ of the total height).
    A traditional Chinese home remedy for cough relief. Steamed or boiled pear with rock sugar is a delightful dessert very easy to prepare.
  • Use a teaspoon to remove the cores. Fill the holes with rock sugar and half of the Goji berries.
  • Put the top part back (you can use toothpicks to stabilize the two parts) then put the pears vertically into 2 small bowls.
  • Sprinkle the remaining Goji berries around the pears. Steam on medium heat for about 40 minutes (see note 2). 

Notes

1. You may or may not peel the pear. It doesn't change the taste but the texture of this dessert.
2. Serve it warm or chill it in the fridge before serving. Both ways are delicious.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 138kcal