Roasted Pears with Caramel Sauce


This roasted pear dessert is a golden, glossy delight that could not be easier to make. All major varieties of pears work equally well. However, Bosc pears roast up slightly firmer than the others.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
8 pear halves


  • 4 tablespoons butter

  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 4 pears, halved and cored

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped toasted pistachios (or your favorite nuts)


  1. Adjust the oven rack to the center position and heat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place butter in a baking pan large enough to hold pears in a single layer; set in the heating oven until it melts.

  2. Sprinkle sugar over melted butter, then place pears, cut-side down, on top. Bake until tender, about 30 minutes.

  3. Remove pan from oven, turn pears over and baste with pan sauce. Return to oven; bake until golden and glossy, about 10 minutes longer.

  4. Let cool briefly. Transfer pears to dessert plates or bowls. Top each with a dollop of sour cream, drizzle with caramel pan sauce, sprinkle with nuts, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

512 Calories
21g Fat
83g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 512
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 147mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 83g 30%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 70g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 7mg 37%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 395mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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