Hands-on Time
40 Mins
Total Time
4 Hours 25 Mins
Yield
Makes about 4 cups

Homemade Caramelized Ginger Pears pair well with a round of  hot baked Brie. Serve this savory appetizer of Caramelized Ginger Pears and Baked Brie at your next party.

How to Make It

Step 1

Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large Dutch oven, and let stand at room temperature, stirring occasionally, 2 hours.

Step 2

Bring pear mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low, and cook, stirring often, 1 hour or until thickened and golden. Cool completely (about 45 minutes).

Step 3

Trim rind from top of Brie round, leaving a 1/2-inch border on top. Place Brie round on an ovenproof plate. Spoon 1/2 cup pears over Brie round. Bake 15 minutes or until cheese begins to melt. Serve immediately with gingersnaps and crackers.

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