The real name for this dish should be 'Laziest Mom Makes Best Dessert" because it could not be easier to make this pear sauce and, honestly, it's a winner. The vanilla brings out the natural sweetness in the pears and adds a heavenly scent and taste. It's a perfect combination.
7 roughly chopped small ripe D'Anjou pears (or 4 larger ones)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup water
Roughly chop the pears. Place them in a small baking tray (I used a 9x9 glass Pyrex for about 7 small pears). Add 1/4 cup water (coconut water also works well, if you want) and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Cover with aluminum foil and bake at 375 for about 45 minues. Sure, you could blend them into a smooth sauce, or use an immersion blender, or, you could be lazy and roughly mash them with a potato masher, like me. The potato masher works well but the sauce will be chunkier. You can eat this warm or at room tempature. It stores well for a few days in the fridge, if it lasts that long!