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    Butterscotch Pears

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    35 mins

    10 mins

    25 mins

    Helene G's Note:

    This is a delicious, lovely to look at, easy to make dessert.

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    1. 1
      Heat the oven to 375 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Peel the pears, cut them in half lengthwise and, using a melon baller, scoop out the cores.
    3. 3
      Rub them all over with the lemon half to prevent browning.
    4. 4
      In a large (10-inch), heavy-based, ovenproof skillet, melt the butter.
    5. 5
      Add the sugar and brown sugar and stir to dissolve.
    6. 6
      Arrange the pears in the pan, cut side down, in a single layer.
    7. 7
      Bake the pears uncovered, basting occasionally with the liquid in the pan, until they begin to soften and color slightly.
    8. 8
      Depending on the pears ripeness, baking time can range from 20 minutes to 1 hour.
    9. 9
      Remove the pears with a slotted spoon and set aside.
    10. 10
      Transfer the pan to a burner and boil the mixture left behind over medium-high heat until it reaches a rich, golden-brown color and smells like caramel, 2 to 5 minute Slowly whisk the cream into the caramel until smooth.
    11. 11
      Add the vanilla, salt, and Scotch, if using.
    12. 12
      Serve the sauce over the warm pears.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 01, 2005


      What an awesome dessert!! My husband is a scotch drinker, and normally I don't like it, but it really adds something special to this dish!! If you like butterscoth, this is the recipe for you!! I used 8 of the small sugar-pears and it turned out just fine! Just didn't have to bake it as long! I also think this might be good as an pear upside down cake! Thanks for sharing!

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    • on September 13, 2005


      I love easy recipes that turn out great! This was delicious and showcases seasonal produce at it's finest. I scaled this to feed two people and was almost sorry I did! Served it over vanilla ice cream.

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    • on February 19, 2005


      O wow! I've been looking for this recipe for years ... and here it is! Thanks a bzillion for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Butterscotch Pears

    Serving Size: 1 (329 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 491.8
    Calories from Fat 289
    Total Fat 32.2 g
    Saturated Fat 20.1 g
    Cholesterol 100.1 mg
    Sodium 435.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.7 g
    Sugars 42.1 g
    Protein 1.7 g

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