Poached pears with vanilla syrup and ice cream
1 whole, halved lengthways
Granulated stevia sweetener
⅔ cup(s), (145g)
1 tbs, 2x5cm strips
Pear, fresh, peeled
4 regular, stem intact
Low fat, no added sugar ice cream
4 scoop(s), small, (4x45g scoops)
- Use the tip of a sharp knife to scrape vanilla bean seeds into a medium saucepan. Add bean pod, sweetener, rind, cinnamon and 1L (4 cups) water. Place over medium-high heat and bring to the boil.
- Add pears. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 20–25 minutes or until pears are just tender. Allow pears to cool in mixture for 15 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer pears to serving bowls.
- Bring mixture to the boil over high heat. Boil for 10–15 minutes or until mixture has reduced and thickened. Pour mixture over pears. Serve with ice-cream.