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I love pie. I love pie, but I don't love the amount of work it takes to make it. Any shortcuts that I can do that will let me fulfill my pie cravings are going to be a win for me. And that's why I'm so excited about my butter-poached sous vide pear dessert! It's all the lovely comforting flavors of a homemade pie, with waaaaay less work. A simple compound butter, fresh fruit, and time is all it takes to create all the flavor of a delicious pie in a new format you'll love.
My sous vide water oven is the latest gadget I've added to my kitchen arsenal, and it's so cool! And one thing that makes the technology of sous vide even better is FoodSaver's bags. The FoodSaver® FM2000 Vacuum Sealing System, when paired with FoodSaver® Sous-vide Vacuum Seal Bags makes easy work of sous vide prep.
FoodSaver sous-vide vacuum seal bags help ensure success every time; they're sealed airtight, so you don't have to worry about your food floating up and cooking unevenly, or getting a water leak into your dish. The bags' multi-layer construction helps protect your food from tears, and they're sturdy enough to go straight from the freezer into the water bath!
Butter Poached Sous Vide Pears
– 2 pears (I used Bosc)
– Lemon juice
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
– 1 tablespoon sugar
– 1 teaspoon Apple Pie Spice blend
– 1 vanilla bean
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
– Salted Caramel sauce
Slice pears vertically and scoop the core out with a spoon.
Spritz lemon juice on pears to prevent discoloration.
Make your compound butter: Combine butter, sugar, vanilla extract and Apple Pie Spice until well-blended.
Split butter evenly between pear halves, and spread to coat the face of the pear.
Place pears into your FoodSaver bag, add a cut vanilla bean.
Use the FoodSaver FM2000 to seal the bag with the pears inside.
Preheat the sous vide oven to 185 F. I prefer to start with hot water from the kettle, but you can also use the circulator to bring it to temperature.
Submerge the sealed bag and sous vide for 2 hours.
When finished, cut open bag and plate the pears.
Slice vertically, leaving connected at the top, then use your fingers to feather the pieces.
Drizzle with salted caramel sauce.
Serve warm and enjoy!
I love my FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System; it seals in flavors and keeps food fresh, allowing us to buy in bulk and store meals, saving us time and money with every shopping trip. It's so easy; you can use a precut FoodSaver bag, or buy the material by the roll and make your own sizes. You can buy both the bags and rolls in multiple size packs at Target.
Purchase the FoodSaver® FM2000 Vacuum Sealing System at Target this July, and you can save 20% off both the machine and the bags.
I'd love to hear what you're making with your sous-vide circulator; tell me what I should try next!