Caramelized Pears

Pallet and Pantry
by Pallet and Pantry
2 servings
20 min

If you're looking for a SUPER easy dessert recipe that you can 'fancy' up or dress down however you like-these Caramelized Pears are for you! They have quickly become my go-to dessert recipe whenever I need to come up with something fast, yet still want to impress whomever I'm serving. The adult version of this recipe does call for brandy, but you could definitely substitute it for vanilla or even almond extract, which are both delicious! Serve this sipmly on your weekly rotation or fancy it up by serving in pretty dessert glasses! Either way your family and guests will love this simple yet packed with flavor dessert!

Recipe details
  • 2  servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 2 pears peeled, cored, and sliced.
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg more to sprinkle when serving
  • 2 Tablespoons lime or lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon brandy (Can substitute vanilla or almond extract)
  • fresh whipped cream for serving

Place the sliced pears in a bowl.
Pour the lime juice over the pears.
Sprinkle the pears with nutmeg. Set aside.
Melt butter in a medium skillet on medium-low heat. Turn down heat to low. Add in brown sugar. Cook for 3 minutes or until the mixture starts to brown on the edges.
Add in Pears. Allow Pears to simmer in the sauce for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Add in Brandy. Return skillet to low heat and allow to simmer until pears are tender and the sauce has reduced and thickened.
Serve pear slices with plenty of sauce and fresh cream sprinkled with more nutmeg.
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