Sweet, honey-molasses flavour, slightly hopped.
4 cups water
2 tbs honey
2 vanilla beans
1/2 tsp lemon juice
4 bartlett pears, peeled
In a medium saucepan, combine water, honey, vanilla beans and lemon juice. Bring to a simmer.
Slice a 1/2 inch off the bottom of the pear to create a flat bottom. Gently place pears on their side in the liquid, cover and simmer for 15-20 mins, or until pears are cooked but still slightly firm. Turn every 5 mins to ensure even flavour absorption. Remove the pears from the liquid and set aside.
Simmer the liquid over medium-high heat until reduced by half, about 15 mins. Remove from heat. Serve each pear on a small plate, drizzled with 2-3 tbs of liquid.
Recipe courtesy of Wine, Food & Friends.