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Brandied Pears Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Brandied Pears

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"An impressive dessert that's light enough to follow any meal and pretty enough for any occasion."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Mix 1/3 cup brown sugar with water and lemon juice together in an ungreased baking dish until sugar is dissolved. Arrange pear halves, core side down, in the dish, and baste with the sauce. Cover with aluminum foil.
  3. Bake pears in the preheated oven for 20 - 25 minutes, or until fork-tender but not mushy.
  4. Meanwhile, mix nuts together with the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar, 1 1/2 tablespoons brandy, and the yogurt; set aside. In a separate bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form. Sprinkle in white sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons of brandy, or liqueur of choice, and gently whip a few strokes more.
  5. To serve, place one pear half in the center of each serving plate and fill core cavity with nut stuffing. Top with whipped cream. Serve warm.
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Dec 30, 2006

Yummy. However, one ground-up stick of cinnamon in that water-brown-sugar-lemon mix makes it even more unholy. I also served it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and ignored the whipped cream concept. I love desserts with both hot and cold textures.

Dec 06, 2006

Wow. Really nice! I tried both green and red pears (don't know their proper names). The green were a bit better---softer skin, I think. My teenaged boys gobbled them right up!


10 Ratings

Oct 16, 2011

I made this pretty much as written except for using vanilla yogurt. Also after baking for 25 min. I turned the pears and filled the core with the nut stuffing and baked for additional 5 minutes or so. The next time I am going to cut down on the sugar to 1 T. in the topping as it was a little too sweet for our taste. But, otherwise it was a good recipe and so easy to prepare. Has a nice presentation topped with the whipped cream and a sprinkling of cinnamon. Thanks Dakota!

Dec 27, 2014

Excellent! I did add a pinch of cinnamon to the sauce and bake them for 20 minutes then turn over and put the filling in and bake another 5 minutes per others suggestion. Served with plain whipped cream. Delicious! Will make again.

Jul 05, 2012

Sooo delicious and light!! I followed the recipe as stated, except I followed GotRecipe?'s suggestion of baking 25 mins, then adding walnut mixture and baking another 5... I also didn't make the whipped cream but substituted in vanilla ice cream instead... YUM! Next time I will try the whipped cream just to see what it tastes like... great recipe though! I polished off 2 in one setting and my roommate had one and she really liked it! :)

Nov 23, 2011

I served this as an alternative dessert for some vegetarian guests, and it was so good, I will absolutely use it again. Very easy to prepare, and very attractive! The only thing I would change to not to put the brandy in the whipped cream, to me it's a little too much. I will use a dash of vanilla in the cream next time. The pears are delicately flavored, and the brandy sauce is enough to compliment them without overpowering them.


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  • Calories
  • 308 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 18.5 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 22 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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