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

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Cook's Notes

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

Reviews (1)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
03/06/2013
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!