Caramelized Spiced Pears
This is a very easy preparation for fresh, ripe pears and creates an elegant dessert with very little effort.
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
4servings 15minutes
Cook Time
  • 4Tbs butter
  • 4each fresh, ripe pearspeeled, cored and sliced into quarters
  • 1/4cup brown sugarpacked
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp pure vanilla extract
  • vanilla ice cream
  1. Prepare pears by peeling, coring and slicing into quarters.
  2. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in small bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt butter in skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add pears to the melted butter, cut side down, arranging them carefully in the pan. Cook the pears until they begin to brown, but don’t let them burn (approximately 3-4 minutes).
  5. Turn each slice with tongs, placing the other cut side down and brown again in the same way (approximately 3-4 minutes).
  6. Finally turn the pears once more so that the unbrowned side is facing down.
  7. While browing the final side, add the sugar mixture and swirl pan to incorporate into the sizzling butter. Be careful during this stage and be prepared to work quickly.
  8. Add the vanilla extract and cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the liquid begins to caramelize, turning a medium brown and thickened.
  9. Transfer pears to individual bowls. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle caramel sauce over entire dish. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Pears may be cut into thinner slices for a different presentation (we like to use ours on dessert pizza!), but be cautious not to over-cook the pears.  They burn easily!