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Caramelized Spiced Pears

  • 25 m
  • 25 m
EatingWell Test 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.”


    • 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


  • 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.
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