To poach the pears
Brush the pears with the lemon juice. Bring the wine to the boil in a pan along with the sugar and star anise. Add the pears, simmer over a low heat for approx. 5 mins. until just soft, turning once. Cover the pears and leave to cool in the poaching liquid.
Mix the sour single cream, ham and herbs, season, serve with the pears.