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Carmelized Glazed Pears

This healthy dessert can be made throughout the year highlighting whatever fruit is in season, from pears and apples to peaches and plums. Community Kitchens NW Logo

Makes 6 servings

3 tablespoons salted butter
3/4 cups packed brown sugar
3 Bosc pears, halved and cored
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1/2 cup plain yogurt, optional

Preheat oven to 400° FPear Icon

• Put butter in a 6”x8” baking dish and place in oven to melt.
• Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over melted butter.
• Place fruit cut-side down in a single layer over the sugar and butter.
• Bake until fruit is tender all the way through, about 30 minutes.
• Turn fruit over, baste with caramel sauce and continue to bake until golden and glossy, about 10 more minutes.
• Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before serving.
• Place fruit in serving bowls and drizzle with caramel sauce.
• Sprinkle with toasted almonds.
• Add a dollop of plain yogurt on the side for a pleasant balance of flavors.

Toasting Almonds
• Preheat oven to 300° F.
• Place almonds spread evenly on a baking tray.
• Place in oven for 8-10 minutes, until evenly golden brown.
• Remove immediately and cool in a bowl.


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