These Caramelized Pears are made with honey. If it weren’t for the mighty honeybee, there would be no pears. You would be amazed to see the number of blossoms on our very old pear trees on Chesterhaven Beach Farm in early spring. The grove looks like something out of a fairytale. In our recipe-making, we try to “mix it up” and use fruits that are pollinated by bees in unique ways. Pears are versatile, believe it or not, and perfect for cooking, baking, and grilling. Warming the fruit brings out the natural juicy and bright flavor.
I personally like to eat pears raw when they are still crunchy, in this recipe, it’s better to use pears that are soft. Once they become soft I tend to not eat them straight, so this is the perfect recipe to use up perfectly good fruit and to turn it into something even tastier.
Pear desserts are beautiful to all the senses
Try sweetening up this caramelized pears recipe with a little Eastern Shore Honey. You can serve this dish for breakfast on top of a little greek yogurt and accompanied by granola and nuts, or at the end of a special meal with almost no effort.
How to Make Caramelized Pears
- Gather all the ingredients you’ll need to make this recipe.
- Pour water into the skillet, add honey. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the mixture is bubbling.
- Add pears to skillet, cut side down. Cover and reduce heat.
- Allow simmering for about 15 minutes.
- Uncover, reduce to medium heat and cook until sauce is golden brown, around 5 minutes.
- Add coconut milk (or cream) and shake skillet until it’s fully integrated. About 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, remove pears from the pan and allow to cool.
- Carefully plate pears while still warm.
Lightly drizzle with caramel sauce.
- Serve as you wish with a side of caramel sauce.
Adapting our Caramelized Pears Recipe
Any recipe does not reach true perfection until you’ve added your own touch to it. At Waxing Kara Honey House we encourage you to play with your food. Change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:
- For breakfast, serve these pairs on top of greek yogurt and top with Eastern Shore Granola
- Serve these caramelized pears with this honey caramel sauce recipe
- Top these pears with our spicy honey nut mix for a little extra crunch and a surprising sweet/savory treat.
- Drop blue cheese crumbles onto the pears just before serving
- For dessert, serve with port wine to complement all of these interesting flavors together.
If you decide to make this Caramelized Pears Recipe or any variation that we’ve suggested or better yet, your very own take, why not take a photo and share it with us using #waxingkararecipes on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!
Interested in other pear desserts? Try these honey poached pears.
How to Make Caramelized Pears
- 1/3 c filtered water
- 2/3 c Waxing Kara Honey
- 3 Firm pears halved and cored
- 2/3 c coconut milk or heavy cream
- Pour water into skillet, add honey. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the mixture is bubbling. Add pears to skillet, cut side down. Cover and reduce heat. Allow to simmer for about 15 minutes.
- Uncover, reduce to medium heat and cook until sauce is golden brown, around 5 minutes. Add coconut milk (or cream) and shake skillet until it’s fully integrated. About 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, remove pears from the pan and allow to cool. Carefully plate pears while still warm. Lightly drizzle with caramel sauce. Serve as you wish with side of caramel sauce.
If you like this recipe try our Honey Poached Pears.