Pears Poached In Vanilla Syrup
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon (Extracted From 1 Lemon)|
|Water||1 3⁄4 Pint (1 Liter)|
|Caster sugar||14 Ounce (400 Gram)|
|Vanilla pod||1 , split open|
Peel and halve the pears, and remove the core.
Dip quickly in the lemon juice to prevent them discolouring Put the water, sugar and vanilla pod into a pan and bring to the boil.
Add the pears to the syrup and simmer gently over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through but do not let them overcook - they should remain slightly firm.
Leave to cool in the syrup.