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Caramelized Pears

Enjoy this easy and quick dessert of caramelized pears and feel like you’re eating fancy for the night!


  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 TBS sugar
  • 4-5 pears
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • Vanilla Ice Cream


  • Combine butter, brown sugar and sugar in a small sauce pan over medium heat.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring often until sugars are melted.
  • Set heat to low.
  • Scrape your vanilla bean and set seeds aside.
  • Preheat your oven to broil.
  • Cut your pears into 1/4 inch slices.
  • Lay 1 layer of your pears into baking dishes (we used 2 oval creme brulee ramekins, about 5 oz each).
  • Top each pear layer with a little caramel.
  • Line another layer of pears over the caramel.
  • Top with a little more caramel.
  • Place in oven and bake for about 6 minutes.
  • Sprinkle vanilla seeds over the top of everything.
  • Bake for another minute or two.
  • Serve hot topped with vanilla ice cream.