1 jar Four Star Provisions Pear Port Jam
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 pears, peeled, cored and sliced in half
Vanilla ice cream
Mint Sprigs as garnish
Combine the Pear Port Jam, whipping cream and water in a heavy 4-quart saucepan over medium heat. Stir to melt the jelly, then add the vanilla and pear halves. Lower heat to a bare simmer and cook the pears, covered, for 30 minutes or until they are softened, but still have a little crunch left. Place two scoops of ice cream in each serving dish. Place one or two poached pear halves alongside the ice cream. Spoon the poaching broth over the ice cream. Garnish with mint sprig and serve at once. Serves 3 to 6.