Caramel Cardamom Roasted Pears

Makes 12 Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 2 cups Brown sugar
  • 3-4 Cardamom pods*
  • 3 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 1/4 cups Rum if desired**
  • 1 1/2 quart or 24 halves Pacific Northwest Canned Pears halves drained
  • 12 1/2-cup servings Vanilla ice cream
  • Optional: 3/4 cup Toasted pecans or macadamia nuts chopped
  • METHOD

    In a large sauté pan melt butter; add brown sugar and cardamom pods* and bring to a boil. Add lemon juice and rum, if desired, and simmer sauce 3-4 minutes. Place Pear halves in a half-size steamtable pan and pour caramel over pears in pan. Gently toss to coat with sauce. Place pan with pears in a pre-heated 400°F. conventional or 350°F. convection oven and cook 15-18 minutes. Remove pears from oven and discard cardamom pods. Keep pears warm until ready to serve. Serve 2 pear halves and 2-3 Tbsp. sauce per serving over vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with 1 Tbsp. nuts. *1/2 tsp. ground cardamom can replace the pods ** Whiskey, scotch or a liqueur could be used instead.

    NUTRITION (Per Serving)
    Calories: 663
    Protein: 7g
    Carbohydrate: 79g
    Fiber: 4g
    Fat: 37g
    Sodium: 242mg
    Cholesterol: 107mg