No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Caramelized Pears

Seasonal fruit is the perfect starting point for a memorable meal-ender.

  • servings: 6
Photography: Andrew Purcell

advertisement

advertisement

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 medium pears, such as Anjou or Bartlett, quartered and cored
  • 1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Salt
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Cook's Note

Pick a Pear
Anjou and Bartlett are the best choices for this dish -- they're sweet and juicy and hold their shape when cooked.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high. Add pears, one cut side down, and cook until browned, then reduce heat to medium and cook 3 minutes. Turn pears to other cut side and cook 4 minutes. Add sugar and 1 tablespoon water, swirling pan to combine. Turn pears skin side down and cook until sauce is thickened slightly, 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla and pinch of salt. Serve warm with ice cream.

Source
Everyday Food, September 2012

advertisement

advertisement

Reviews (1)

  • kathyzar 6 Mar, 2013

    The carmelized pear recipe was great! I made it for Valentine's day and everyone thought I spent a long time on it! it really is fantastic with vanilla ice cream. Thank you!