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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  • 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; 4 g total fat; 2.5 g saturated fat; 10 mg cholesterol; 26 mg sodium. 111 mg potassium; 20.4 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g fiber; 15 g sugar; 0.4 g protein; 142 IU vitamin a iu; 5 mg vitamin c; 7 mcg folate; 12 mg calcium; 7 mg magnesium; 6 g added sugar;

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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