Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes
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Total:
25 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Healthy
Total:
25 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Nutrition Info

Healthy

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 medium red and yellow Bartlett pears, pitted and quartered
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon, optional
  • Good-quality ice cream
  • 4 graham crackers, crumbled

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

A simple and elegant dessert, Chuck Hughes' caramelized pears are sure to please any crowd.

Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Melt the butter, and then add the pears, cut-side down, cooking until they are slightly golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add the brown sugar and continue cooking until caramelized, another 5 minutes. Add the bourbon, if using, and continue cooking for 5 more minutes.

Divide the pears among 4 plates, garnish with a scoop of ice cream, a drizzle of the caramel sauce and crumbled graham crackers.

Cook's Note

Depending on the season, pears can be replaced by peaches, nectarines, apricots or plums.

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