Have you ever heard of sous vide style cooking? I certainly hadn't until a few years ago when my Dad started talking about this cool new sous vide style cooking invention he was helping to design. Well, it became a reality and it freaking rules. Sous vide is a style of cooking in which you cook your food in sealed bags in water that is being held at a constant temperature for as long as you want. It's SO easy! Find out more here. Basically, you simply bag up all your ingredients (garnishes, meat, seasonings, veggies, etc) and seal it up (you can even use a Ziploc!) and drop it in the water that has been perfectly heated to the exact temperature. Best part? You'll never burn or overcook it. You can make all SORTS of things in the SousVant from hard boiled eggs to sushi and racks of ribs! It has definitely been an awesome addition to our kitchen appliance stash. Check it out and find out how to get one here!
SO ANYWAY. We have one of these fabulous machines and we've tried cooking all sorts of things in it so far from chicken to fish and even hollandaise sauce, but I wanted to try to make something SWEET! I am super into pears right now and wanted to try to incorporate them. I found a recipe online and we adjusted it a little bit!
- Pears, halved and skinned (as many as you need!)
- Honey! Any kind you want. We used this awesome cinnamon whipped honey from Savannah Bee Company. I would definitely recommend this.
- Vanilla bean ice cream
- Caramel sauce!
- Cinnamon and brown sugar - We didn't add these last night, but I think these would be a GREAT addition and really bring the pears to life.
- Halve and skin the pears
- Put pears, honey, cinnamon, brown sugar, any other desired toppings in plastic bag and seal. You can use a Ziploc bag or if you have a vacuum sealer that really helps to get the honey all over the pears.
- Set your SousVant to about 175 degrees and fill with enough water to cover the bag of pears.
- Cook for anywhere from 30-40 minutes until pears are soft but not squishy.
- Serve over vanilla ice cream and top with caramel!
Here is how it went down in our kitchen last night. So simple, easy cleanup and SO yummy!