Pear Dessert

submitted by Jane Wheaton




brown sugar

scant lime or lemon juice

*optional: slivers of fresh basil, whipped cream, nuts, or nutmeg.


Peel, halve and core pears. Sauté in butter and brown sugar and scant lime or lemon juice (add a little rum if you like) until pears have softened but still hold shape well. When sauce has thickened a bit, spoon pears & sauce over vanilla ice cream.

This is delicious as is, or it can be gussied up with slivers of fresh basil or whipped cream or sprinkle on nuts or nutmeg.