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Vanilla Poached Pears

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Ingredients
  Dry white wine 7 Fluid Ounce (200 milliliter)
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Caster sugar 2 Ounce (50 gram)
  Vanilla pod 1 , split
  Vanilla essence 3 Drop
  Firm ripe pears 6 , peeled and halved
  Fresh bay leaves 4
  Creme fraiche/Sour cream 4 Tablespoon (adjust quantity as needed)
For caramel lattices
  Granulated sugar 3 Ounce (75 gram)
  Water 3 Tablespoon
  Oil 1 Tablespoon (adjust quantity as needed)
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large sized sauce pan, combine wine, 450 ml water, vanilla pod, vanilla essence, sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and cook on a low flame till sugar has dissolved, while stirring continuously.
2. Add pears and bring to boil.
3. Once boiled, reduce flame and cover and cook for 12 to 15 minutes or till pears just start to soften but are still firm.
4. Remove pears and place each half in an individual serving bowl. Keep aside.
5. Reduce the cooking liquid for few more minutes. Strain and pour spoonfuls on each pear. Keep aside to cool.
6. Cover and refrigerate till service.

FINALIZING
7. Grease a baking sheet with oil.
8. Grease 6 SS tablespoon backs with oil and keep aside.
9. In a heavy bottom sauce pan, combine sugar and water for lattice.
10. Mix well and cook on a low flame till sugar has dissolved, while stirring continuously.
11. Increase flame, do not stir and allow caramelizing.
12. Remove off flame and while the caramel is still in thick liquid form, dip end of an unoiled tablespoon in caramel and drizzle it over oiled backs of tablespoons, drizzling quickly before caramel sets.
13. Allow caramel to harden over spoons and once set, gently remove off spoons.

SERVING
14. Serve chilled pears with Crème Fraiche/ Sour cream, garnished with bay leaf and caramel lattices.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pear
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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