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Poached Pears with White Caramel Sauce

Yield 6 servings


  • 8 cups water
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 small firm pears, peeled and cored
  • White Caramel Sauce
  • Garnish: chocolate sauce, mint sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Bring 8 cups water and sugar to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add pears; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat; uncover and let cool.

  2. Cover pears, and chill 8 hours, if desired.

  3. Drain pears, and cut into thin slices, keeping stems intact. Serve with White Caramel Sauce; garnish, if desired.