Fresh Pear En Papillote With Vanilla and Cardamom

READY IN: 12mins
Recipe by drhousespcatcher

I lucked into a bunch of Morton and Bassett for 99 cents each. So I found this recipe by them. Note do not slouch on the ingredients. Use the best Cardamon [and the freshest] and use only pure extract.

Top Review by Len23

These pears are *fantastic*. I've made them a few times to test-drive some most excellent vanilla that I splurged on. Made them again for a vegan dinner guest, by subbing vegan margarine for the butter. I wouldn't normally do that, but it didn't seem to hurt them any. I cheated and used ground cardamom, though one of these days I will suss out some whole cardamom pods. The very flavourful vanilla I used really covered any lack in flavour that my substitutions might have caused. I like these with a few tsps of vanilla ice cream, but they are excellent alone as well. They seem to cook better if you put two pears per packet, when I did them in singles they were a bit liquidy. Cooking time will be closer to 15-20 minutes if you do this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place sugar and cardamom pods in blender.
  3. Process until cardamom is finely ground.
  4. Combine sugar/cardamom mixture with vanilla.
  5. Fold parchment in half, bringing the two short sides together. Lightly oil [or pam] each piece.
  6. Divide fruit among the 4 parchments, laying fruit along the crease.
  7. Divide the sugar/cardamom/vanilla among the parchments.
  8. Dot each with butter.
  9. Fold and crimp the edges of the parchment together to seal.
  10. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Serve in the packet with ice cream, if you wish.

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