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 has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. 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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