"Combine 1 quart water and 1 112 cups sugar in large saucepan.
Heat, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
Boil for 5 minutes.
Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Peel Dears, leaving stems; place in syrup.
Simmer for 30 min- utes or until pears are tender, turning occasionally.
Chill in syrup; drain.
Stir milk powder into 2 cups water.
Beat eggs, 1/4 cup sugar and salt together in saucepan.
Add milk gradually.
Cook, stirring, over medium heat until custard coats spoon.
Stir in but- ter, lemon peel and remaining vanilla; chill well.
Spoon custard into serving dish; add pears."