Preparation / Directions:
Put pears, water, sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice in stainless steel pan
and bring to a boil. Simmer on low until pears are slightly soft. Drain
pears completely and set on paper towels to dry completely and cool.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Thaw out puff pastry and cut into 6 equal
squares. Stuff pears with raspberries. Take 1 square of puff pastry at a
time, and roll out to fit up around pear. Slice thin strip from pastry to
tie around pear.
Wrap the rest of pastry around pear to look like a beggars purse. Take thin
strip of pastry to tie at top. Repeat for other pears.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes until pastry is golden brown.