Vanilla Pear Sauce

Try this tasty, cardamom-spiced sauce over Double Coconut Pancakes.

Yield: 2 cups (serving size: 1/4 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 131
  • Calories from fat: 7%
  • Fat: 1g
  • Saturated fat: 0.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.0g
  • Protein: 0.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.7g
  • Fiber: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Iron: 0.1mg
  • Sodium: 9mg
  • Calcium: 5mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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