Glazed Apples and Pears

Total Time:
20 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 firm cooking apples, such as Golden Delicious, Macoun, Cortland, or Gravenstien
  • 2 ripe pears, such as Anjou, Bartlett, or Comice
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick or vanilla bean, split lengthwise
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons Calvados or Apple Jack, optional
  • Serving suggestion: Vanilla Ice cream and gingerbread cookies
Directions
  • Peel, halve and core, both the apples and pears. Cut each 1/2 into 4 wedges and transfer to a medium bowl. Halve the lemon and squeeze the juice over the fruit, toss lightly.

  • Melt the butter in a skillet over high heat. Add the sugar, and cook until the sugar begins to caramelize. Add the fruit the caramel may seize (harden) don't be alarmed. Add the cinnamon stick or vanilla, and cook, stirring, until the caramel melts, and the fruit is juicy, about 7 minutes.

  • If adding the Calvados, remove the pan from the heat before adding the alcohol. Return the pan to the heat. To flambe the alcohol on a gas burner, carefully tip the pan toward the flame; and on an electric element hold a long match at the inside edge of the pan until it ignites. Swirl the pan over the heat until the flame subsides. Serve fruit, warm, over ice cream with cookies.

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