Caramelized Pears

Caramelized Pears

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This easy but elegant dessert features fresh vanilla bean. Don’t throw away the pod when you’re done with it. Dry it and pack it in some sugar for vanilla sugar.

  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 3/4 Cup Mascarpone Cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 4 Pears
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Ginger
  1. With tip of paring knife split vanilla bean in half lengthwise. With side of knife scrape out seeds and place in medium-size bowl. Reserve vanilla bean halves. Add mascarpone cheese and lemon juice. Combine well and set aside.
  2. Halve pears lengthwise and core.
  3. In large-size non-stick skillet heat butter, reserved vanilla bean halves, and 2 tablespoons water, over a medium-low heat, until butter melts. Add pears and turn to coat in butter mixture. Cook 2 minutes turning pears over occasionally.
  4. Sprinkle sugar, cinnamon, and ginger around pears, stirring into cooking liquid. Cover skillet and cook 3 to 4 minutes until pears are tender. Uncover and turn all pear halves cut-sides down. Cook 1 minute until pears are caramelized, stirring occasionally.
  5. Transfer 2 pear halves to each of 4 bowls. Spoon some cooking liquid over pears. Top with spoonfuls of vanilla mascarpone.
  6. Serves 4
  7. Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 8 Minutes Total Time: 28 Minutes
  8. "Work With What You Got!"
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Victoria

Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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