Caramelized Pears

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 25 min
  • serves 4

A Simple and elegant dessert, Chuck Hughes’ caramelized pears are sure to please any crowd

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Directions for: Caramelized Pears


Caramelized Pears

¼ cup butter (60 ml)

4 medium red and yellow Bartlett pears, pitted and quartered

½ cup brown sugar (125 ml)

2 Tbsp Bourbon (30 ml) (Optional)

Good quality ice cream to garnish

4 graham crackers, crumbled



Caramelized Pears

1. Heat a large sauté pan over medium heat. Melt the butter and then add the pears, cut-side down, cooking until they are slightly golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the brown sugar and continue cooking until caramelized, another 5 minutes. Add the Bourbon and continue for 5 more minutes.

2. When serving, garnish with a scoop of ice cream, a drizzle of the caramel sauce and crumbled graham crackers .


1. Depending on the season, pears can be replaced by peaches, nectarines, apricots or plums.

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