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Ingredients:

1 Madagascan Vanilla Mart pod
1 bottle red wine
1 cinnamon stick
220g caster sugar
Fresh sprigs of thyme
6 pears peeled, keep whole on stalk

 

Method:

  • Add the vanilla seeds, wine, sugar, cinnamon and thyme to a large saucepan.
  • Cut the vanilla pod into three strips and add to pan.
  • Lower in the pears. Poach for 20-30 mins, making sure they are covered in the wine.
  • Remove the pears from the saucepan, then boil the liquid to reduce, so that it’s syrupy and thick.
  • Serve each pear with the cooled syrup, a strip of vanilla and cream.

Secret Trick:

  • Short for time? Prepare your poached pears up to 2 days ahead and chill.
  • Check if your pears are cooked by piercing them with a cocktail stick. If done, they should be tender.

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