Rating: 3 stars
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  • 2 star values: 22
  • 1 star values: 8
  • 67 Ratings
Sarah Copeland


Credit: Marcus Nilsson

Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 30 mins
Serves 8


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Peel the pears. Using a melon baller, scoop out the core of each pear, starting from the bottom (leave the stem end intact).

  • In a Dutch oven or large pot, combine the cinnamon sticks, ginger, 2 cups of the sugar, and 8 cups water. Add the pears and bring to a boil, stirring gently to dissolve the sugar. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer gently until the pears just begin to soften, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool in the cooking liquid (the pears will continue to cook as they cool).

  • Fifteen minutes before serving, make the caramel: In a medium saucepan, combine the remaining ½ cup of sugar and ½ cup water. Cook over medium heat, stirring just until the sugar has dissolved, 1 to 2 minutes.

  • Continue to cook, without stirring, until the syrup is a dark golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes more. Carefully add the cream (the mixture will sputter) and stir to combine. Serve the pears with the ice cream, drizzled with the caramel.

Nutrition Facts

549 calories; fat 13g; saturated fat 8g; cholesterol 49mg; sodium 61mg; protein 3g; carbohydrates 111g; sugars 97g; fiber 7g; iron 1mg; calcium 121mg.