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Caramelized Pears


This glistening topping of red Anjou pears and honey lends color and flavor to our Honey Cake.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 cups

Photography: Charlies Schiller

Source: Martha Stewart Living, September 2004


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 pounds red Anjou pears, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges (or 1/4-inch-thick wedges if pears are firm)
  • 1/4 cup best-quality honey


  1. Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add sugar; cook, stirring, until almost dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes. Add pears; cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and just golden, 12 to 20 minutes. Pour in honey; cook, stirring, until pears are coated and very soft, 3 to 5 minutes.

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