I don’t cook with pears a lot. They are not crispy and crunchy like apples, they are usually milder in flavor than apples and they can be grainy – especially Bartletts. But let me tell you what – this way of cooking pears has made me a believer!
This recipe has only three ingredients and is a cinch to throw together quickly. Just buy some pears at the store and then the two other ingredients are staples you probably have on hand: butter and molasses. The pears themselves will not be that sweet – there is no sugar used – so you will need a drizzle of some type of sweet sauce to finish the dessert.
Oh My Goodness! is this a simple, easy, delicious dessert! You MUST try this – even if you’re a pear skeptic like I was!
MOLASSES SAUTEED PEARS
Prep time one hour; Serves 4 to 6
4 firm but ripe Bosc pears
3 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons butter
Peel pears and cut into halves length wise and then remove the stem and core.
Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Add molasses and butter to pan and stir and heat until butter melts. Add pear halves, cut side down in pan. Cook for about 2 minutes without disturbing. Baste top sides of pears with molasses mixture with a spoon. Turn pears over and cover skillet with a lid so that pears will steam while cooking. Turn heat to low and cook until pear pieces are fork tender, about 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pear pieces to a serving dish.
Drizzle pears on platter with warmed sweet sauce. Serve warm with whipped cream or drizzled caramel sauce, if desired.
Other fabulous cooked pear desserts by food bloggers:
Maple Syrup Poached Pears, The Perfect Pantry
Wine Poached Pears, eCurry
Pomegranate Poached Pears, No Recipes
Poached Pears in Raspberry Sauce, Fat Free Vegan
Pears poached in Vanilla, The Perfect Pantry
— posted by Donna