Brûléed Pears make a sweet and elegant holiday side dish. If you don't have a torch to caramelize the sugar, place under the broiler preheated to high for 1 minute or until sugar is dark brown and melted.

Robert Wiedmaier
Recipe by Coastal Living December 2015

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Credit: Peter Frank Edwards; Styling: Rachael Burrow, Linda Hirst

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Yield:
Makes 4 servings
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place first 4 ingredients in a medium saucepot with water to cover; bring to a simmer over medium-heat. Reduce heat to low, and cook 15 minutes or until pears are easily pierced with a knife. Drain pears; discard cinnamon stick. Transfer pears, cut sides up, to a heat-safe baking dish, and pat tops dry. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Use a torch to caramelize the sugar, or place under the broiler preheated to high 1 minute or until sugar is dark brown and melted.

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