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Poached Pears with Caramel Sauce

Servings: 4 (1 pear Per Serving)
Prep Time: 15
Cook Time: 15
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 pear
Amount per serving
Calories 100
% 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


  1. Peel the pears, leaving the stems attached. Cut a thin slice from the bottom of each pear so that the pear will stand.
  2. Place the pears in a saucepan large enough to fit 4 pears without the fruit topping. Add the lemon juice and 4 cups water.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer, and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender but not falling apart.
  4. Drain the liquid. Place the pears on a plate, cover and chill 3 hours or overnight.
  5. Arrange the pears on individual dessert dishes. Drizzle caramel sauce over the pears, making a small puddle of sauce on the plate.

Cooking Tip

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.
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