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?
How to prepare caramelized pears in a pan
- 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.
- 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 .
- Once ready, temporarily transfer them to a plate leaving the syrup in the pot.
- Raise the heat and reduce the caramel.
- 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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