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Vanilla Pear Sauce

Yield 2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
Try this tasty, cardamom-spiced sauce over Double Coconut Pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 2 cups sliced peeled pear (about 10 ounces)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Dash freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 131
  • caloriesfromfat 7 %
  • fat 1 g
  • satfat 0.6 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.2 g
  • carbohydrate 3.7 g
  • fiber 1.3 g
  • cholesterol 3 mg
  • iron 0.1 mg
  • sodium 9 mg
  • calcium 5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and 1/2 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Transfer syrup to a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Melt butter in pan over medium heat. Add pear to pan; cook 3 minutes or until soft, stirring frequently. Return syrup to pan; stir in fresh lemon juice, vanilla extract, ground cardamom, and freshly ground black pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened.