It’s pear season and while pears are beautiful fruit, sometimes it’s a little underrated.
We try to “mix it up” and use fruits in unique ways. Pears are versatile, believe it or not, and prefect for cooking, baking and grilling. Warming the pears brings out its natural juicy and bright flavor.
With this recipe, its better to use pears that are soft. I personally like to eat pears raw when they are still crunchy. Once they become soft I tend to not eat them straight, so this is the prefect recipe to use up perfectly good fruit and to turn it into something even tastier.
Try sweetening up these caramelized pears with a little Eastern Shore Honey. If it weren’t for the mighty honeybee, there would be no pears. 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.
Adapting our Caramelized Pears
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:
- Serve these caramelized pears with this amazing honey caramel sauce.
- 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
- Serve with a port wine to complement all of these interesting flavors together.
If you decide to make this Caramelized Pear 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!
Looking for another recipe for making a pear dessert? Try these honey poached 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.