Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontzas; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
11 Mins
Makes 4 servings

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

sccook's Review

February 20, 2012
Simple, quick, and delicious dessert. I added a sprinkle of nutmeg and cinnamon at the end. The pears could also be served (without the cookies and ice cream) as a side to the pork tenderloin.