Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Baked Pears with Pecan Caramel Sauce

This is a sure fire hit for anyone who enjoys a dish of lovely yummy warm pear goodness! It is ridiculously easy to make and sure to impress your guests and/or family!

Baked Pears (serves 8)
4 firm pears cored & halved
1 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
1 cup chopped pecans
Generous sprinkle of nutmeg
1 cup of blueberries and/or blackberries
Whipped cream sweetened with vanilla extract and sugar

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Cut pears in half and take out the core and stem.  (Don't you love my pink knife?!)

In a 9 x 13 baking dish melt 1 stick of butter at 350 degrees.

Very thinly slice off the "hump" of the pear so it will sit nicely in a bowl. (Don't you love my green knife?!)

1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup chopped pecans and a healthy sprinkle of nutmeg

After the butter melts layer the brown sugar and the pecans and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Set your pears on top of the layers, this amount/dish can easily fit 8 pear halves.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve immediately or your caramel sauce will harden.

Set your pears in a dish and sprinkle berries of your choice and a good serving of the pecan caramel sauce, I snapped this photo just as I started to plate as I was trying to hurry.  (Hungry guests!)

Look at the bowls of wonderful warm pears, hot pecan caramel sauce and blueberries with a dollop of whipped cream. Oops! snapped this photo before the pretty sprig of mint went on top.  
Happens every time!

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