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Caramelized Pears for Olive Oil Cake

This recipe goes with our Olive Oil Cake with Vanilla Yogurt.

  • Yield: Enough for one 8-inch cake
olive oil cake caramelized pears

Source: Whole Living, November 2012


  • 1/4 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 3 Bosc pears, quartered and cored


  1. Warm sugar and 1 tablespoon water in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once sugar begins to caramelize, add cider, swirling to combine, and then add pears, cut side down. Cook over medium-low heat, turning occasionally, until tender and golden, 30 to 40 minutes, adding water 1 tablespoon at a time when pan looks dry.

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