Poached Pears with Caramel Sauce
Servings: 4 (1 pear Per Serving)
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 15
|Serving Size 1 pear|
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|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0.5g|| |
| ||Saturated Fat 0g|| |
|Cholesterol 0mg|| |
|Sodium 20mg|| |
|Total Carbohydrate 24g|| |
| ||Dietary Fiber 3g|| |
|Protein 1g|| |
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
This recipe, which combines pears with the rich taste of caramel, is a great way to enjoy them throughout the year.
- 4 firm ripe medium-size pears, such as Bosc or Bartlett
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1/4 cup prepared caramel sauce or caramel topping
- Peel the pears, leaving the stems attached. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each pear so that the pear will stand.
- Place the pears in a saucepan large enough to fit 4 pears without the fruit topping. Add the lemon juice and 4 cups water.
- Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender but not falling apart.
- Drain the liquid. Place the pears on a plate, cover and chill 3 hours or overnight.
- Arrange the pears on individual dessert dishes. Drizzle caramel sauce over the pears, making a small puddle of sauce on the plate.
Instead of using lemon juice and water, use 1 quart (4 cups) of apple juice to cook the pears. If the pears are short on flavor, this will give them a boost.