Course Dessert
Dietary Need Garlic Free, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Mushroom Free, Nightshade Free, Paleo Vegan, Soy Free
Servings 4 Servings


  • 2 quarts unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 4 ripe pears peeled
  • Zest and juice of 2 oranges
  • 1 vanilla bean cut in half lengthwise, or 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Put the pineapple juice, pears, orange zest and juice, and vanilla bean in a medium pot.
  • Cut a circular piece of parchment paper that matches the diameter of the pot.
  • Put the parchment circle on top of the pears (this will keep them in contact with the liquid so they cook evenly) and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.
  • Decrease the heat to medium-low, keeping the liquid at a gentle simmer, and cook until you can insert a paring knife in and out of the pears without any resistance.
  • Remove the pears from the liquid and set them aside.
  • Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the pot and discard the pod.
  • Put 1 cup of the liquid into a small sauté pan and cook over medium heat until it thickens into a syrup, about 5 minutes. Drizzle the syrup over the pears.
  • Serve immediately.


Per serving: calories: 360, protein: 3 g, carbohydrates: 93 g, fat: 0 g, calcium: 98 mg, sodium: 33 mg, dietary fiber 11 g