Makes 8 serves
Half a cup of caster sugar
One lemon, juiced
One piece of lemon peel
One vanilla bean, split
Four pears, peeled
Two sheets of puff pastry
One egg, lightly beaten
Half fill a medium saucepan with cold water and add the sugar, lemon juice, lemon peel and vanilla.
Stir the water over low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
Add the pears to the water and simmer until the pears are tender. Once tender, remove the pears and allow then to cool.
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees celcius.
Cut your pears in half and your pastry into quarters.
Place each pear half onto each quarter of pastry.
Use a sharp knife to cut a small indent around each pear.
Brush the exposed pastry with egg.
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is puffed and golden.
Enjoy hot with custard, cream or ice-cream.
Recipe altered from here