Poached Vanilla Pears

    Poached Vanilla Pears


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    I love this delicious dessert of pears in vanilla and orange. An autumn dessert that won't weigh you down.

    Serves: 8 

    • 4 Bosc pears, halved and cored
    • 1/2 cup (110g) white sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/4 cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour15min 

    1. Place the pears into a large saucepan. Fill with enough water to cover the pears by 3cm. Stir in the sugar and bring to a boil. Cook uncovered until the liquid has reduced into a light syrup, this may take up to 1 hour. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Cool until just warm, then stir in the liqueur and serve.

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