a box of these were calling out to me, and my head was whirling with delicious possibilities..
crumble. puree, poached?
in the end baked was the go, and we do not think about our thighs when baking this dish..
I can not tell you how absolutely divine that buttery, creamy syrup tastes.
And the smell filling our house is heavenly!
This is a simple one form Stefanie..
butter up a baking dish
peel, halve and core 4 pears (or more, whatever)
lie them hollow side up in the dish & sprinkle a tablespoon of caster sugar over each half
dot some butter over each
slice a vanilla bean, break it up & pop it in
tip in 2 tablespoons of water
cover with foil & bake at 160 degrees for 1 1/2 hrs
take them out, dollop a bit of thick cream onto each of the hollows
bake at 200 degrees uncovered for 15mins
heartwarming desert done..