D’Anjou Pears in Vanilla Brandy Syrup (with Canning Instructions)

Here’s a weekend project for those of you with loads of pears like I do. These pears in a delicate and delicious sauce are great over ice cream and make great gifts. I know what I’m doing next week…



These delicious and pretty poached pears could be your new holiday treat! This recipe showcases the pears natural delicate flavor but adding a few spicy peppercorns and anise, along with the richness of the vanilla and brandy to the sugar syrup creates a wonderfully flavorful dessert.  These lovely pears can be served just as they are, or with a dollop of whipped cream, creme freche or ice cream, or with a slice of angel food cake to soak up the juices. Yum!  Of course, if you don’t have the sudden urge to can, you can follow this recipe and serve right away or refrigerate for a week or so.  Just simmer the pears in the syrup (with all the ingredients) for about 30 minutes, until they are tender but not falling apart.


It takes time to can fruit, but the effort really pays off.  Just open a jar of your…

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