Photo by Ken Burris.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 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch slices1 tablespoon Lemon juice2 tablespoons unsalted Butter3 tablespoons granulated or light brown Sugar1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger1/4 teaspoon ground ClovesPinch 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.
Serving Size: about 1/2 cupNutrition facts do not include ice cream.
This program, brought to you by Dairy Council of California, aligns with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
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