Steamed Pears with Asian Flavors
In a large pot with a steaming basket insert, add apple cider and star anise and bring to a boil. Place pears in steaming basket and cover. Cook until pears are soft and tender, 20 to 30 minutes; remove pears and set aside.
Reduce heat to low and continue cooking cider until it reduces to about 1/2 cup. Add honey and stir 5 minutes; remove star anise with a spoon and pour cider reduction over pears.