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Peel the pears and cut them in slices; boil water, sugar, lemon, Mistra’, cinnamon and vanilla in a pot. Scald the pears, drain and cool them. Beat well eggs with sugar until they get swollen; incorporate, slowly working the mixture, flour, potato starch, baking powder, melted butter and finally milk. The quantity has to be able enough to soften the dough. Grease with butter and flour small moulds, pour the pasta and put inside them small pears slices. Cook in preheated oven at 140 degrees for half an hour.
For the vanilla sauce: boil in a small saucepan milk, cream and the vanilla stick lenghtwise opened. Separately work sugar with eggs in a bowl, slowly incorporate milk paying attention not to form lumps. Put on a moderate fire and let thicken. Turn off the cooker before boiling, use the Chinese strainer. Put on a plate the warm sauce and lay down the hot pie, dust with icing sugar, decorate with star anise or a cinnamon stick.