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Sautéed Brown Sugar Pears

Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 11 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Pears are sauteed in brown sugar and butter, and are then served with vanilla ice cream and gingersnaps.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 Anjou pears, peeled and cut into eighths
  • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Gingersnaps

How to Make It

  1. Sprinkle lemon juice over pears. Melt sugar and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 2 minutes or until melted and smooth. Reduce heat to low; add pears, and cook, stirring often, 6 to 8 minutes or until pears are tender.

  2. Whisk together cornstarch and 1 tsp. water. Stir into pear mixture, and cook 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla extract. Serve with vanilla ice cream and gingersnaps.