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Sautéed Brown Sugar Pears

Pears are sauteed in brown sugar and butter, and are then served with vanilla ice cream and gingersnaps.

  • Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 none 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
  • none Vanilla ice cream
  • none Gingersnaps


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.


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Sautéed Brown Sugar Pears Recipe