Vanilla Pear Sauce

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Try this tasty, cardamom-spiced sauce over Double Coconut Pancakes.
2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)


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1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons butter
2 cups sliced peeled pear (about 10 ounces)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
Dash freshly ground black pepper


Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Transfer syrup to a small bowl; set aside.

Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add pear to pan; cook 3 minutes or until soft, stirring frequently. Return syrup to pan; stir in fresh lemon juice, vanilla extract, ground cardamom, and freshly ground black pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.

Created date

November 2006

Nutritional Information

Calories 131
Caloriesfromfat 7 %
Fat 1 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 3.7 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 3 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 9 mg
Calcium 5 mg