Sautéed Brown Sugar Pears

Sautéed Brown Sugar Pears Recipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Pears are sauteed in brown sugar and butter, and are then served with vanilla ice cream and gingersnaps.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 11 Minutes


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


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.