|Lillet poached pears with vanilla bean ice cream|
Pears can be poached in any sweet white wine and this recipe calls for Lillet Blanc that adds a citrus note to the sweetness of the pear. Poaching causes the pears to break down and become soft and luscious. Serve these pears with vanilla bean ice cream or a whipped cream for an extra sweet delicious dessert.
Lillet Poached Pears
4 Pears Cored
2 tbs Sugar
2-3 cups of Lillet Blanc
1 tsp Vanilla
Core 4 pears and pierce the skins to allow the steam to permeate throughout the pear while cooking. Place the pears in a 4.5 quart a sauce pan and cover 1/2 way with the Lillet anywhere from 2 cups to 1 bottle depending on pear size. Add vanilla and sugar a then bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer covered until the pears are fork tender (about 40 minutes)