Parchment cooking is fruitful not only for savories but also for sweets. Here, applelike Asian pears,loaded with potassium, are honey-drizzled, vermouth-splashed, and star-anise-infused. Serve after dinner for a sugar-and-spice ending.
This recipe is versatile. You can use any firm-flesh pears orapples -- or a combination; just be sure the size of the fruitsyou use is uniform. You can also try another dry whole spice(such as cinnamon or cloves) in place of the star anise.