A Quick and Easy One Pan dessert!
As promised in last Friday’s post, I’ll be sharing all the delicious recipes that I served at our small dinner party this past weekend!
Next week I’ll be sharing my recipe for SUPER moist and herb-infused Pork Loin, along with my Mushroom Wild Rice Pilaf!
And Today, well, what better way to start off the menu than with dessert?!
This recipe is SO easy friends, I almost feel silly even writing a post on it. But then I thought why not? Easy is good, right? And sometimes when we are trying to plan a get together with friends and family, easy is REALLY REALLY good!
So let’s get started!
The first step in creating this delicious dish is preparing the fruit! I simply peeled, cored and sliced these pears. (One pear per person) Then I squeezed the juice of two limes (you can also use lemon) and 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg over the pears. The lime juice will prevent the pears from turning brown and the nutmeg adds AMAZING flavor!
Can I use other fruit?
Absolutely! I’ve also used peaches and different varieties of apples. Just make sure whatever fruit you use it is firm.
Once your pears are ready it’s time to make the sauce. I start by putting the butter in a medium-size skillet. I turn the heat on medium to medium-low and allow the butter to slowly melt.
Then you’re going to want to turn your heat down to low and add in the brown sugar. Keep stirrings as the sugar begins to dissolve so it doesn’t stick. Let the sugar and butter simmer on low for about 3 minutes just until it starts to brown on the edges.
Now it’s time for the magic!
Add in the pears and let them simmer in that sweet sauce for about 2 minutes. Then remove the skillet from the heat and add in 1 Tablespoon of Brandy. (NOTE: You can substitute vanilla if you don’t want the alcohol.) Return the skillet to the heat once more and allow pears to simmer on low until they are tender and the sauce has reduced and thickened.
I usually serve the Caramelized Pears with fresh cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Vanilla or Cinnamon Ice Cream are two other YUMMY choices! And don’t forget to drizzle plenty of that delicious sweet caramelized sauce over the fruit!
You could definitely ‘class’ up this dessert a bit by serving in pretty glass dessert bowls with a sprig of mint.
Here is the full recipe!
Sliced Pears cooked in a sweet caramel sauce and served with fresh cream and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
- 2 pears peeled, cored and sliced.
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg more to sprinkle when serving
- 2 Tablespoons lime or lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon brandy (Can substitute vanilla)
- fresh cream
Place sliced pears in a bowl. Pour lime juice over the pears. Sprinkle the pears with nutmeg. Set aside. Melt butter in a medium skillet on medium-low heat. Turn down heat to low. Add in brown sugar. Cook for 3 minutes or until mixture starts to brown on edges. Add in Pears. Allow Pears to simmer in the sauce for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Add in Brandy. Return skillet to low heat and allow to simmer until pears are tender and the sauce has reduced and thickened. Serve pear slices with plenty of sauce and fresh cream sprinkled with more nutmeg.
As for our dinner party? Oh my goodness! It was so wonderful to catch up with our dear friends! It’s simply crazy how much time it’s been since we last got together!
But we definitely made up for it! There was plenty of laughter, and of course lots of food to eat. And the weather even held up so we were able to enjoy our Caramelized Pears outside under the stars!
I hope you enjoy this quick and easy dessert recipe!
You can find more of my recipes here!
Happy Wednesday, sweet friends!
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