Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce

Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce


"This golden, glossy delight could not be easier to make. All major varieties of pears - Bartlett, Bosc, red, Anjou - work equally well. However, Bosc roasts up slightly firmer than the others."


servings 512 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 512 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 21.3 g
  • 33%
  • Carbs:
  • 82.9g
  • 27%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 147 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Place butter in a baking pan large enough to hold the pears in a single layer: set in the heating oven until it melts.
  2. Sprinkle sugar over melted butter, then place pears, cut side down, on top. Bake until tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Remove pan from oven, turn pears over and baste with pan sauce. Return to oven; bake until golden and glossy, about 10 minutes longer.
  4. Let cool slightly. Transfer pears to dessert plates or bowls. Top each with dollop of sour cream, drizzle with caramel pan sauce, sprinkle with nuts and serve.


  • Copyright 2005 USA WEEKEND and columnist Pam Anderson. All rights reserved.
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  1. 94 Ratings


I can't get over how much butter and sugar this recipe calls for! I cut both the butter and sugar to 2 tbsp. each, peeled and cut my pears into fans so the syrup could penetrate, sprinkled them...

Perfect autumn recipe. Easy, easy - and delicious. It took a 9X13 pan to fit the pears - I used 8 TBL. butter and a bit more sugar. I chopped up a bit of crystallized ginger and fresh grated nu...

YUM! I used Bosc pears after reading the submitter's description (which I really appreciated - thanks!). I think some of the juicier pears may make the caramel sauce thinner, but you can also al...

So delicious and easy! I peeled the pears. Also, I reduced the sugar to 3/4 C. I used whipped cream instead of sour cream. Because my pears were a little soft to begin with, I reduced the first ...

My pears were pretty ripe (I used Bosc) so I decreased teh cooking time to about 20 minutes total & i didn't bother to peel them. I cut the temp back to 375 because the caramel smelled like it ...

I thought the sour cream would be too tart with this dessert, but it actually added a wonderful creaminess. I would definately recommend it for cool summer or fall nights when you feel like putt...

What a delicious, easy, elegant dessert. I sprikled chopped pecans into the carmel sauce after it came out of the oven. I left the peel on the pears and actually it was the best part. Recipe is...

These were super easy and tasty! My pears were really ripe so I decreased the brown sugar to 3/4 cup and also sprinkled some cinnamon down before adding the pears.

substituted margarine for butter, almonds for pistachios, and added a sprinkle of cinnamon. this was sooo awesome! short and sweet.