We are in the midst of this freezing cold spell, and a few days ago, my husband wanted "something sweet". I didn't feel like baking anything, and he wanted pears. Again, we were both unwilling to brave the cold, so he looked through the pantry and found a big can of canned pears. I told him, "there ya go...dessert"! Immediately he said, "I can come up with a recipe with these". I told him to go for it. And you guys, he transformed these canned peaches into the most amazing dessert! I hate pears, in fact, I loathe most fruit. I ate TWO PEARS! He served this with vanilla ice cream and the beautiful syrup it makes, OH! Drool worthy.
Sometimes, you have to work with what you have. I loved that he took these canned pears and made them into something I would happily serve at a fancy dinner party. I mean VERY happily. And to answer your questions, no, you can't make this with fresh pears. I mean you could, I suppose, but that would be an entirely different recipe, and would take longer than the 8 minutes this took. This is a convenient kind of recipe, that you will make over and over. So to my husband, "Thank you honey"! You are the fizz in my soda! Oh wait, I think I was supposed to stop drinking soda. Oh snap.
Here is what you will need:
29 ounce can of pears in LIGHT syrup (pieces, halves, whatever is fine) do NOT drain
1 tbsp. butter
2 tbsps. brown sugar
2 tbsp. good vanilla extract
In a medium nonstick skillet, melt butter, and brown sugar, while continuously whisking. Add in all of the pear juice from your can of pears, and whisk, add in pears in a single layer and let the mixture simmer until reduced by about half. When it becomes a nice thickened syrup, add vanilla and gently stir.
Serve over or under vanilla ice cream, and weep my friends! What a delish little dessert.. Three cheers for hubs!
Your "I ate pears, and I LIKED it!" Chefwannabe