Caramelized Spiced Pears

Caramelized Spiced Pears

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From the EatingWell Kitchen

Serve these caramelized pear slices over ice cream, stir into plain yogurt or enjoy as a topping for pancakes or waffles. Brown-skinned Bosc pears hold their shape during cooking, but any variety of pears tastes delicious.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 3 ripe but firm pears (about 1½ pounds), cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated or light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt


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  1. Toss pears with lemon juice in a medium bowl. Melt butter in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat; stir in the pears. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring once halfway through, for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in a small bowl. After 10 minutes, stir the sugar mixture into the pears. Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until the pears are tender and glazed, 4 to 6 minutes, depending on the type and firmness of the pears. Serve warm.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about ½ cup
  • Per serving: 111 calories; 4 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 20 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 10 mg cholesterol; 15 g sugars; 6 g added sugars; 142 IU vitamin A; 5 mg vitamin C; 12 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 26 mg sodium; 111 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1 fruit, 1 fat

Reviews 1

March 31, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Yummy served hot in a bowl, like applesauce. I added chopped walnuts to my sugar mixture, adds a yummy crunch and flavor.
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