We love pears! We love vanilla! So when I stumbled across this recipe I just knew we had to try it. I had never canned pears before, but really how hard could it be, especially when I had three awesome helpers. Rebekah washed and handed me the pears. I pealed, cored, and cut. Sarah cooked. Hannah put lids and rings on the full jars and was in charge of all the timing.The pears were cooked for a few minutes in a light syrup flavored with whole vanilla beans. I had never used vanilla beans. Boy did it smell divine.