Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Please Note: the calorie count is much lower that Food shows. The calorie amount on the recipe is 240. The Food.com computer isn't recognizing that the 2 cups of sugar is in the poaching liquid and will be discarded not consumed. Found on a recipe card at the market. It sounds wonderful.
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick, broken in half
- 4 ripe pears (peeled, stem intact)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 cup caramel sauce (purchased is fine)
- In a med saucepan combine sugar and 2 cups of water. Bring to boiling and reduce heat to med-low and hold at simmer. Add cinnamon stick halves.
- Meanwhile, core the pears from the bottom and leaving the stems intact. Add pears to saucepan. cook about 20 mins while turning occasionally, until tender. Transfer pears to a dish standing them upright. Chill until cool.
- Place each pear on a separate small plate. Sprinkle with cinnamon, drizzle with warmed caramel sauce and serve,.
Yummy! These were so simple and my company loved them. I used D'anjou pears and simmered them about 25 minutes. Used a commercial caramel sauce this time, but will make one from scratch next time. One was topped with chocolate sauce that was good too. Sorry, no photo this time. We ate these while watching fireworks and it was too dark for photos. Made for Newest Zaar Tag.