Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Got this recipe from a "Desserts of Italy" class. This dessert couldn't be easier. The class thought it sounded wierd, pears and balsamic vinegar. However, it was great and made a wonderful dessert since it wasn't too sweet.
- Cut each pear into 8 wedges, removing the core and stem.
- Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.
- Add sugar and pears, stirring gently.
- Cook until lightly brown, approximately 5 minutes.
- Remove to plates and drizzle each pear with several drops of balsamic vinegar.
- Serve warm or room temperature.
so simple and yet so tasty! i added some balsamic while the pear wedges cooked, what a great tasting syrup, then served these over pound cake, drizzled with more balsamic. confectioners sugar and whipped heavy cream to garnish. wonderful!
Delicious! I used Anjou pears and let them cook about 15 minutes. They were nicely carmelized and a beautiful golden brown. I accidentally doubled the sugar but it didn't seem to hurt anything. The balsamic is inspired!
Each batch is getting better. I found that if I de-glaze the pan with the balsamic, I can get a quick, tasty reduction to drizzle over the pears.<br/><br/>I have experimented with the same technique with a Peach and a Banana with good results.