Slow-Cooked Vanilla Poached Pears

Slow poaching makes these pears meltingly tender and infuses them with a rich vanilla flavor.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 2 hours 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 Bosc pears, peeled
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 2 Tbsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups water


  • Stand the pears up in a 4-quart oval slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients. Cook on low for 2 hours or until the pears are tender. Discard all cooking liquid prior to serving.