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Caramelized Spiced Pears

Caramelized Spiced Pears
Number of Servings: 6 Total Preparation Time: 15 to 30 minutes
Actual Cooking Time: 15 to 30 minutes Source: EatingWell
Food Groups: Fruits
Meal Type: Dessert
Nutrition Content: Low Calorie, Low Sodium
Special Features: Quick to Prepare (under 30 minutes), Kids Love It, Kids Can Help Make It , Make Ahead , Vegetarian

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 slices
1 tablespoon Lemon juice
2 tablespoons unsalted Butter
3 tablespoons granulated or light brown Sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground Ginger
1/4 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.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 108
Total Fat: 4 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 26 mg
Carbohydrates: 20 g
Protein: 0 g
Fiber: 3 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:

Cook's Notes:

Serving Size: about 1/2 cup
Nutrition facts do not include ice cream.