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baked pears with caramel sauce

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Julie Branham
Columbia, SC

Harvest time grows nearer and this is the perfect recipe for using up those pears that are ripening on the trees. This is NOT a low fat dessert but can certainly be made lighter by using less sugar and fat free sour cream.

(5 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min

Ingredients For baked pears with caramel sauce

  • 4
    large pears
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    dark brown sugar
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/2 c
    toasted pecan halves

How To Make baked pears with caramel sauce

  • 1
    Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place butter in a baking pan large enough to hold the pears in a single layer: set in the heating oven until it melts. Sprinkle sugar over melted butter, then place pears, cut side down, on top. ( Alternately, you may peel and core whole pears.) Bake until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove pan from oven, turn pears over and baste with pan sauce. Return to oven; bake until golden and glossy, about 10 minutes longer.
  • 2
    Top each pear with a generous spoonful of sour cream, caramel sauce from the pan and toasted pecans.

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