Dinner / Sides

Spiced Pears

What we are not going to talk about: the fact that I haven’t posted anything in over a month. Again. Seriously, how does this happen?

What we are going to talk about is pears. Pears are rather underrated. You don’t see a lot of recipes using them. I think most people just eat them whole. This side dish is a whole new take on pears. You usually see cooked apples in sides, which are quite good mind you, but fall is apple season, and if the snow on my grass is any indication, fall is over. I know the calendar says otherwise, but clearly the calendar is wrong. So now it’s pear season. 🙂

The combination of spices with the vinegar makes these pears sweet, spicy, and tangy all at the same time and it’s amazing. Like, you should make this ASAP amazing. They’re that good. 

They’re also incredibly easy to make. Once you peel and dice the pears, everything goes in a pan together and cooks for about 10 minutes covered. That’s it. If you want the sauce a little thicker, cornstarch and water do the trick.

These pair well with my Cajun Sweet Potatoes and my sweet and spicy pork chops that will be my next post. In less than a month. Promise. 😉

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Spiced Pears
Serves 3
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 3 pears, peeled and diced 1/2"
  2. 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  3. 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  4. 1/2 Tbsp water
  5. 1/4 tsp ginger
  6. 1/4 tsp chili powder
  7. 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Put pears in a saute pan.
  2. Mix sauce ingredients together and pour over pears, stirring to coat. Cook covered over medium low heat until easily pierced with a fork, about 10 minutes.
  3. Optional: Mix together 1 tsp cornstarch with 1 tsp water and add to pan, cooking an additional 2 to 3 minutes uncovered, or until sauce has thickened slightly.
Adapted from Favorite Family Recipes
Three Plates Full http://threeplatesfull.net/

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