Fresh Pear Sauce
|Anjou pears||4 , peeled, cored and cut into 1-inch chunks (Very Ripe Ones)|
In a heavy medium saucepan combine pears, vanilla bean and water; cover.
Cook over medium heat for 7 to 10 minutes or until pears yield juice.
Cook until liquid is reduced to 3 tablespoons, stirring frequently.
Into pears scrape seed from vanilla bean; discard pod.
Into a food processor place the pears and liquid.
Process until pureed.
Serve warm or chilled with souffles or over berries or puddings.