Vanilla Poached Pears

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

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 2 hours 10 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Bosc pears, peeled
  • 1 vanilla bean, split
  • 2 Tbsp. gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 2 cups apple juice

Directions

  • Stand the pears up in a 4–6-quart 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.