Bosc Pears make their own light syrup right on the stove top. Add a touch of vanilla and orange liqueur, and you have an autumn dessert that won’t weigh you down.
- 4 Bosc pears
- ½ cup white sugar
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ cup Cointreau or other orange liqueur
Peel the pears. You can halve and core them, or leave them whole: just carefully core the blossom end of each pear and remove the seeds.
Place the pears into a large saucepan. Fill with enough water to cover the pears by 1 inch. Stir in the sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered until the liquid has reduced into a light syrup; this may take up to 1 hour. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Cool until just warm, then stir in the liqueur and serve.
Prep time: 15 mins / Cooking time: 1 hr / Total time: 1 hr 15 mins
Serving: 8 / Yield: 8 servings