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Vanilla - Cider Poached Pears

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  1. Cut pears in half lengthwise and place them in one layer in a pan.
  2. Cover with cider (start with 3 cups).
  3. Add vanilla bean and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  4. Reduce heat to low and cook until barely tender (8 to 10 minutes- time will vary depending on ripeness of pears)- test with wooden skewer.
  5. Allow pears to cool in the cider (refrigerate overnight if you wish).
  6. Thinly slice orange peel, removing all white pith.
  7. Melt chocolate in a double boiler or microwave over low heat, stir in peel and stir to coat.
  8. Arrange to dry on a rack or plate.
  9. At serving time, serve each pear in a bowl with fresh orange juice and a sprinkle of candied peel.

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