Roasted Pears With Caramel Sauce

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 45 mins

From USA Weekly. This is elegant enough to serve for company, but also perfect for an end to a comfortable family meal. Instead of the sour cream, you could use Cool Whip or vanilla ice cream to serve.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place butter in a baking pan large enough to hold the pears in a single layer.
  3. Set baking pan with butter in the heating oven until the butter melts.
  4. Sprinkle sugar over melted butter.
  5. Place pears, cut side down, on top.
  6. Bake until tender, about 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Turn over pears and baste with pan sauce.
  9. Return to oven.
  10. Bake until golden and glossy, about 10 minutes.
  11. Let cool slightly.
  12. Transfer pears to dessert plates or bowls.
  13. Top each with a dollop of sour cream, drizzle with caramel pan sauce, sprinkle with nuts.
  14. Serve and enjoy!
Most Helpful

This was a delicious treat! I had some pears I needed to use up and surfed Zaar for a recipe when I came across yours. Very rich and tasty! I used Creme Fraiche and chopped walnuts as garnish, everybody loved it.

gemini08 October 29, 2009

I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Wow, was this OVER THE TOP! An amazingly easy dessert, yet so impressive when served. We gobbled up the whole thing before I could snap a picture. One thing -- it is so rich, I think that 4 pears ought to be 8 servings, or 1/2 pear each. That's what we did, and it was more than enough. Thanks, hannahactually, for an AMAZING dessert!

Susiecat too October 17, 2009

This is very easy and very good, and makes a huge amount of very sweet caramel sauce. My only suggestion would be to add a bit of salt to the sauce to temper the sweetness a little bit.

Sass Smith October 11, 2008