Vanilla Bean Pears in a Jar
This recipe may seem like a lot of work but it is so worth it. I loved the elegant flavor and I know these will make PERFECT christmas gifts.
My husband loved eating them hot and is excited to be creaking these jars open later. My dog loved the huge mess I made peeling the pears and licking the sugar off of everything. Tried and True!
*I used Bartlett Pears which are currently in season! (Typically first two weeks in September).
*I kept the stovetop on low and stirred occasionally.
*I cut mine into quarters and used a melon ball scoop to help core the pears.
*This is a VERY time consuming step so use Fruit Fresh sprinkled over each layer of pears in the bowl to prevent browning and discoloration due to oxidation.
*I used pink for the first batch and green for another. No real reason for the color other than it makes the jars more festive and pretty! If you don't have different colors black peppercorns are just fine.
*Do not forget to place the peppercorns and vanilla bean pieces- this creates the flavor!