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If you are looking for a quick dessert, caramelized pears are for you!

Caramelized pears

Caramelized pears are a really simple recipe to make, perfect to serve as a quick dessert with a scoop of ice cream.

Raise your hand if you have never found yourself with the urgency of having to prepare a quick dessert. It has happened to us so many times that in the end we have prepared a whole arsenal of dessert recipes that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes . Among these are caramelized pears which, in their simplicity, are the perfect dessert for all occasions .

In fact, it will be enough to accompany the caramelized pears in a pan with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream and that’s it. Furthermore, you can prepare them in numerous variations: baked, with honey or even with cinnamon while maintaining extreme simplicity in the steps. Are you curious to find out how we prepare glazed pears?

Caramelized pears
Caramelized pears

How to prepare caramelized pears in a pan

  1. Combine the peeled, halved and cored pears , the wine , the sugar and, if you wish to prepare the cinnamon caramelized pears, also two sticks of this spice in a saucepan not too large for the space occupied by the fruit. Alternatively, cloves or star anise are excellent.
  2. Cover and cook until the pears are tender if skewered with a toothpick. Depending on the size of the fruit it will take 15-20 minutes .
  3. Once ready, temporarily transfer them to a plate leaving the syrup in the pot.
  4. Raise the heat and reduce the caramel.
  5. Serve the caramelized cooked pears with the syrup and a scoop of ice cream.

Also try the classic recipe of cooked pears : it’s really delicious!

Caramelized pears: some variations

Caramelizing pears is a really great idea when you do n’t know what to serve as a dessert . In fact, the recipe for caramelized pears, as we have mentioned, lends itself to different variations . You can add cinnamon, vanilla bean, cloves or cardamom for a spicy version , or substitute some of the sugar and make honey caramelized pears. In this case, use 100 g of sugar and 100 g of good quality honey .

Caramelized baked pears are prepared in a similar way. Peel the pears, cut them in half and core them, then place them in a baking dish lined with parchment paper. Mix the wine with the sugar, pour it over the pears and add some spices to taste. Cook at 180 ° C for 30 minutes or until the pulp is tender.


Keep the pears with their syrup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a couple of days. If needed, reheat them slightly in a pan or microwave before serving.

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