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.

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Recipe Summary

25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

111 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 20.4g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 2.9g 12% DV; sugars 15g; fat 4g 6% DV; saturated fat 2.5g 12% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 141.5IU 3% DV; vitamin c 4.8mg 8% DV; folate 6.9mcg 2% DV; calcium 12.3mg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 7.2mg 3% DV; potassium 110.9mg 3% DV; sodium 26mg 1% DV; thiaminmg 1% DV; added sugar 6g.

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Yummy served hot in a bowl like applesauce. I added chopped walnuts to my sugar mixture adds a yummy crunch and flavor. Read More