2 cups Water
1 cup Dry White Wine
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
2 tablespoons Meyer Lemons juice
2 Star Anise
1 Canela (Cinnamon Sticks) (2 inches)
1 Ginger Root sliced (2 inches)
4 Asian Pears
3/4 pound Papaya diced
14 ounces Mango diced
Bring first 7 ingredients to boil in heavy large saucepan, stirring until sugar dissolves. Cover and simmer 5 minutes.
Peel and core pears. Add to syrup. Add enough water to cover pears. Cover pan; simmer until pears are tender, about 40 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer pears to bowl. Increase heat; boil liquid until reduced to 3/4 cup, about 25 minutes.
Strain the syrup and set aside. To serve, place equal amounts of the papaya and mango on 4 dessert plates.
Add an Asian Pear on each plate and pour the syrup over them.
Makes 4 servings.