I forgot to add vanilla extract to caramel pear pie

I made Judy Kim's salted caramel pear pie. It's all done and looks great but I just realized I forgot the vanilla extract. How do I make up for this? Do I drop a few drops though the holes in the crust when I warm it up tomorrow? Just add vanilla to whipped cream so topping makes up for it? How do I save this?


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Mary C. November 22, 2018
Agreed to adding vanilla to the whipped cream. Or, if you have it on hand, a heaping scoop of vanilla ice cream should do the trick!
Serra S. November 22, 2018
Thank you!
Stephanie B. November 22, 2018
Between the salted caramel and pears, I bet your pie tastes great even without the caramel. But creamtea's vanilla whipped cream is a good idea!
Serra S. November 22, 2018
Thank you!


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creamtea November 21, 2018
Personally I wouldn't put vanilla drops through the holes because it will taste too concentrated in those places and it will surely be delicious even without it. I would add a little vanilla to the whipped cream following these suggestions from Serious Eats https://sweets.seriouseats.com/2012/11/how-to-make-flavored-whipped-cream.html (or serve with vanilla ice cream).
Serra S. November 21, 2018
Thank you! Will def add it to the whipped cream. Can't believe after all the decorating this is how i messed up.
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