Pears are peeled and poached gently in a sugar syrup to enhance their flavour. Add a touch of vanilla and orange liqueur and you have a deliciously easy dessert that won't weigh your guests down.
The pears can also be peeled and cooked whole if you prefer.
OH MY GOSH!!!! I had 2 fresh pears I needed to use and found this recipe. Just what I was looking for. In fact, I made it again 2 days later with slices of fresh pears , honeycrisp apples and a small amt. of ground nutmeg added. Great with or without the orange flavoring. - 20 Nov 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I don't like pears and was looking for a recipe to use up some we had on hand. Both my husband and I liked this recipe. I substituted 1/4 cup orange juice and 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar for the Cointreau, and it turned out very good. - 06 Dec 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Very tasty, everyone enjoyed it. I did not change anything - followed the recipe exactly. Next time, I think that I'll slice the pears instead of simmering halves. Thanks for the recipe! - 18 Feb 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)