Vanilla Pears

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June 5, 2017 0 Comments

A sweet sugar syrup with some fragrant vanilla for these delicate pears.

The pears are packed raw and in clean, but unsterilized jars, so they will keep for only a week in the fridge, but that’s only a problem if they’re not all eaten with ice cream immediately. They are also delicious, lightly cooked in a pan with a tablespoon of coconut oil, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon and a spoon of maple syrup.

Vanilla Pears
Serves 3
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 Pears
  2. 4 cups water
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 1 vanilla pod
  5. 1 tbsp lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Add water and sugar to medium size pot and bring to a boil, on stove top
  2. Allow all sugar to dissolve
  3. When sugar is dissolved and syrup goes from cloudy to clear, remove from heat
  4. Peel and core the pears and slice into quarters
  5. Drizzle lemon juice over pears
  6. Remove seeds from vanilla pod and rub over pears {your fingers will get covered in vanilla, but there are surely worse things in life}
  7. Pack the pear quarters into one or two clean glass jars
  8. Add the whole vanilla pod to the jar. If using two jars, cut the pod in half and add one half to each jar
  9. Pour the syrup into the jar and cover the pears completely
  10. Close the jar and refrigerate for up to one week
  11. Serve pears slightly warm {microwaving works well here} with ice cream or with any baked dessert or loaf cake
Notes
  1. Also good with oats for a sweet breakfast
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