Recipe to produce 4 portions
Cut pears in half (without removing stalk) and remove core with a melon bailer. Make syrup by bringing water, sugar, and vanilla bean to the boil and boiling 5 minutes. Poach pear halves in syrup. Allow to cool in syrup. If using tinned black currants and raspberries drain off syrup. Whip cream stiffly.
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