Yield
4 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel pears, leaving stems intact. Cut a thin slice from bottoms so pears will stand upright.

Step 2

Stir together Marsala, vanilla bean, and brown sugar in a large saucepan; add pears. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, cover, and simmer 45 minutes. Discard bean. Serve pears at room temperature with sauce.

Step 3

*1 teaspoon vanilla extract may be substituted for vanilla bean. Add extract after simmering mixture.

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