caramelised pears

November 21, 2011

Browned butter, sugar, honey and…pears. Or apples. We’re flexible here in caramelised-land.

More than offering a recipe today I just wanted to put this idea into your head because truly it’s the simplest thing and an awesome jumping off point. Caramelised pears taste great alone but they taste fantastic with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Throw some pancakes in under all that and you’ve really got it going on.

If you wanted to get fancy you could serve them with a spiced cake or honey cake. Or throw some vanilla essence into the pan. Maybe some thyme? You got it…make it yours.

Caramelising pears reminds me of my Mum making baked apples with brown sugar served with vanilla ice cream on Sunday afternoons after a roast. I need to do that soon. Roast and all.

Caramelised Pears


  • 1/2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/8 cup sugar
  • 2 ripe pears, cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
  • drizzle of good quality honey


  1. This is a really loose recipe. Add a knob of butter to a pan over medium heat. Once melted, add some sugar until that melts as well, about one minute.
  2. Place the pear wedges into the pan and cook, stirring occasionally and flipping once, for about 10-12 minutes. Once they have a browned glaze, drizzle some honey over the top. Let them cook a minute more and then remove from the pan and serve immediately. Serves two.
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