Caramel-Baked Pear Sundaes

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 4 servings


  • 1 1/3 cup pear juice
  • 1 1/3 cup apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 pears
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds toasted
  • 2 cups frozen vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen ice cream


Preheat oven to 400°F.

In small saucepan, warm pear juice with lemon juice; keep warm.

In 16-cup (4 L) deep heavy-bottomed saucepan, stir sugar with water over medium heat of burner that's same size as pan; cook, stirring for about 4 minutes or until dissolved. Increase heat to medium-high. Cover and bring to full rolling boil, about 1 minute. Uncover and boil, without stirring, for about 6 minutes or until pale caramel colour. Remove from heat.

Holding an arm's length away and averting face to avoid spatters, add pear juice mixture; stir with long handled spoon until blended and bubbles subside. Boil for 10 minutes or until thickened and dark amber. Transfer to 10-cup (2.5 L) shallow baking dish.

Peel, halve and core pears. Place, cut side down, in caramel mixture; spoon sauce over top. Bake in oven, basting every 10 minutes and turning over for last 10 minutes, for 35 minutes or until tender. Sprinkle with almonds; serve with yogurt.

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Caramel-Baked Pear Sundaes