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Caramel Pear Slices


Use this recipe to make our Golden Pear Cream Puffs.

  • Yield: Makes about 3 1/2 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2005


  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 Bosc pears, peeled, quartered, cored, and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add pears, and toss to coat with butter. Sprinkle sugar over pears. Cook, stirring pears occasionally, until deep golden, about 30 minutes.

  2. Add lemon juice and 1/4 cup water. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is syrupy, about 3 minutes. Serve warm.

Cook's Notes

You can make the pears up to two hours ahead. Set aside in skillet, then warm over medium heat when ready to serve; stir in about two tablespoons water, if needed, to loosen the syrup.

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