Caramelized Spiced Pears

Caramelized Spiced Pears

Try these warm caramelized pears over low fat vanilla or frozen yogurt for a special treat.


  • 3 ripe but firm pears (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons granulated or light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Pinch of salt


1. Toss pears with lemon juice in a medium bowl. Melt butter in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium heat; stir in the pears. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook, stirring once halfway through, for 10 minutes.
2. Meanwhile combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt in a small bowl. After 10 minutes, stir the sugar mixture into the pears. Increase the heat to medium and cook, stirring often, until the pears are tender and glazed, 4 to 6 minutes, depending on the type and firmness of the pears. Serve warm.

Makes: 6 servings - about 1/2 cup each

Per serving: 

108 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 1 g mono); 20 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 3 g fiber; 26 mg sodium;
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