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Vanilla Poached Pears

This simple dessert is elegant and light. You can just eat as-is, but they are also nice with a dollop of whipped cream or a splash of pear brandy.


2/3 cup Sugar

1/4 cup Pear Bandy

1 Split Vanilla Bean

6 peeled, cored and split Pears



  • Add the sugar, and brandy to a saucepan and stir to combine.

  • Add pears and stir to coat.

  • Cover pears to just cover with water.

  • Add split vanilla bean.

  • Cover with a round of parchment paper to keep pears submerged by adding water over the top of the parchment.

  • Over medium heat bring to a gentle boil.

  • Reduce to low, simmer 5 minutes.

  • Cut heat and let cool to room temperature.

  • Once cooled to room temperature, transfer to lidded container and store refrigerated.

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