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Sauteed Brown Sugar Pears

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Pears: one of the most underrated fruits. If you're secret pear fanatics like us, then we know you're going to love the combination of warm spices in this fruity ice cream dessert. Saute the pears in a skillet, add the designated spices, and serve warm over vanilla ice cream. Doesn't that just sound like a trip up to dessert heaven? What are you waiting for then? Make this pear recipe today!

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Anjou pears, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Gingersnaps

What to Do

  1. Sprinkle lemon juice over pears. Melt sugar and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat 2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; add pears, and cook, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until pears are tender.

  2. Whisk together cornstarch and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Stir into pear mixture, and cook 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Serve with vanilla ice cream and gingersnaps.


If you have more people for dessert, this recipe can be easily doubled.

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