Make this quick recipe to top ice cream or pancakes, or eat the pears on their own.

Game plan: You can make this recipe with any number of fruits, from apples to pineapple.

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  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Total: 10 mins 
  • Active: 10 mins 

Ingredients (4)

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 4 medium Bosc pears, cored and cut into large dice (about 4 cups)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves


  1. Melt butter in a medium frying pan over medium heat. When it foams, sprinkle sugar over top and cook until bubbling and dissolved, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add pears and cook, stirring rarely, until mixture is caramelized and pears just begin to release their juices. Gently fold in cloves and serve.