Baked Pears

 I had some pears to use up before they became too ripe. When I looked for recipes to use them there were many recipes that looked good but looked like more work than I wanted to do at the time. I found 3 different recipes for baked pears and tried this one. I am so glad I did as it is excellent.
 I had some leftovers from the cooked pears so refrigerated them. Just as good warmed up as the first time. Now the stores have such nice ones I will certainly make it again. The recipe suggests Bartlett and Anjou pears I used Bartletts they hold their shape well and don’t fall into pieces. 
Really fast to get together and served with ice cream is a great treat. This is a good recipe for one or two people because it is very easy to scale down. The recipe is from Martha Stewart and she rarely has a recipe that doesn’t work or uses ingredients that I don’t have or want to buy.
 Caramelized Pears
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 medium pears, such as Anjou or  Bartlett, quartered and cored Peeled or not peeled (I peeled mine)
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
In a large skillet, melt butter over medium-high. Add pears, cut side down, and cook until browned, then reduce heat to medium and cook 3 minutes. Turn pears to other cut side and cook 4 minutes. Add sugar and 1 tablespoon water, swirling pan to combine. Turn pears skin side down and cook until sauce is thickened slightly, 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla and pinch of salt. Serve warm with ice cream. 
Anjou and Bartlett are the best choices for this dish -- they're sweet and juicy and hold their shape when cooked.


  1. I'm glad ya'll decided not to stay gone. I have some pears on the counter and am going to bake a couple for a treat. Thanks for the idea.

  2. I am sure you will like them. They are so simple to make and taste great. I think they are good just eaten warm without the ice cream but the ice cream puts them over the top. Would be good in a bowl with some half and half cream also.

  3. Oh. My. Goodness. This looks like the perfect dessert! I'm adding this to my "Try" file. Thank you!

    1. I hop you do try them. So easy and so good.

  4. Wonder if with a few adjustments you could make these with home-canned pears? The thought of the combination of the pears and ice cream is delightful!

    I, too, am so glad you decided not to stay gone!

    1. I sure would give it a try. Just saute them and not cook them as long? I would let the butter melt and brown a little before I put the pears in the pan.
      Maybe blot them a little dry so they brown and do not add liquid to the pan. They sure were good.


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