Caramelized Pears Recipe

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.

fresh-picked pears from the farm on slate

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.
caramelized pears served with greek yogurt and granola with an assortment of nuts and a honey 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.

Pear Grove on Chesterhaven Beach Farm
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How to Make Caramelized Pears

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramelized pears, cooked pears, Easy, fruit dessert, how to, pear dessert, poached pear
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 214kcal
Try sweetening up these caramelized pears 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.

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 4.3mg | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1.2mg

If you like this recipe try our Honey Poached Pears.

About the Author

kara

Kara waxes about the bees, creates and tests recipes with her friend Joyce, and does her best to share what she’s learned and continues to learn about the bees, honey, ingredients we use and more.

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  1. I like these for breakfast and after dinner! I just serve them differently. Pears are so beautiful to cook with.

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