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Vanilla Caramel Roasted Pears

Vanilla Caramel Roasted Pears are a yummy dessert that are easy to make and will be a big hit with family and friends. The sauce compliments the pears perfectly! They are a great last minute idea for a delicious treat!
Course Dessert
Author Stacey

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe-but-firm pears
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar white or brown
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp pistachios pecans or walnuts, chopped, for garnish
  • vanilla ice cream frozen yogurt, or yogurt to serve with pears

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Peel pears and slice them in half
  • Remove the stems and seeds, then place them cut-side-down in a large baking dish
  • Sprinkle pears evenly with lemon juice and sugar
  • Roast for 25-30 minutes, until pears are tender and a golden brown caramel is bubbling in the pan
  • Pour heavy cream and vanilla into the caramel around the pears and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, basting the pears once or twice with the sauce during that time
  • Allow pears and sauce to cool slightly and sprinkle them with chopped nuts before serving
  • Sauce will thicken slightly as it cools
  • Serve each pear half with a scoop of ice cream or yogurt and a drizzle of sauce