18 Seckel pears, carefully peeled leaving stem intact, cored from the bottom.
2 cups Riesling
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped
1 stick butter
1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 star anise
2 large eggs
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
9 large mouth mason jar rings and lids
Pate Brisee - I use Martha's recipe.