From the moment Cinnamon Pear Dumplings showed up on my laptop screen...I was drooling over them. What made them 10 times more drool-worthy though, was the Ginger Tea Syrup. Little did I know I would have so much trouble finding ginger tea! Dont ask me why...
Then my next dilemma was to find a vegan pie crust (because I was too lazy to make one myself). I quickly decided that instead of dumplings, I would make phyllo triangles! Obviously the triangle part didn't work out...but no matter! These turned out sweet, a little messy (but worth it!), and surprisingly light! A well-rounded dessert in my opinion. Well...more like divine.
Cinnamon Pear Phyllo Pockets
with Ginger Tea Syrup
2 red pears, diced
1 cup water
1 ginger tea bag (I used Yogi because I couldn't find plain ginger Tazo...)
dash of ginger
1/2 cup + 2 tbs sugar, divided (I used turbinado)
1 tsp cinnamon
juice from 1/2 lemon
4 sheets phyllo dough, thawed
Steep the tea bag in boiled (not boiling) water (1 cup)
for 5 minutes.
Add in 1/2 cup sugar and ginger and stir.
boil for approx 10 minutes. Then reduce to a
simmer for 5 more minutes.
to a syrup, combine diced pear,
2 tbs sugar, cinnamon, and
lemon juice in a bowl.
I peeled the skin off...I have no clue why.
Leave it on! It's good for you!
in half "hamburger style". Drop a
quarter of the pear mixture onto the
bottom left quarter of the dough. Spread
gently and evenly; fold dough over to
make a triangle. Spray the edges of the
triangle lightly with cooking spray.
for me, so I tried a couple different
methods before finding what worked for me.
You are welcome to fold the rest of the
sheet around the filling however
you see fit.
produced a lovely rectangle... Be sure to
spray those edges as you go!
You will most likely have leftover syrup, feel free to save it for later!
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool slightly and enjoy warm! Serve with some non-dairy ice cream if you're feeling naughty ; )