Poached Pears


Peel pears and cut into quarters or sixths. Core pears.

Prepare a poaching syrup, 1/2 cup water + 1/2 cup sugar (more or less to taste) with a cinnamon stick, some whole cloves, lemon or orange rind as wanted to flavor.  Simmer the pears in the syrup until tender (15-20 minutes).  Remove the pears and boil the syrup down slightly, then add vanilla or liqueur as wanted -- 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 Tablespoon brandy or orange flavored liqueur.  Cool and serve plain or with soft custard, tapioca or whipped cream.


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