Easy to prepare, these vanilla bean poached pears are elegant and wonâ€™t leave you feeling weighed down. A treat you can feel good about eating.
- vanilla beans
- In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, mix water and sugar. Heat until sugar is dissolved. Add pear slices. Out of parchment paper, cut a round that fits inside the pan to cover the pears. In the center of the round, cut out a small hole (quarter-sized) to let steam escape. Place this parchment round over the pears to keep them all submerged during the poaching process.
- Cook at a rapid simmer for 20 minutes or until pears are cooked. Theyâ€™ll look slightly translucent. Cool completely in the poaching liquid.