Honey Caramelized Pears

Honey Caramelized Pears

As the seasons change, so do the varieties of fruit available to us. Fall brings a bounty of crisp apples and juicy pears. This particular recipe is all about pears, but not just any ordinary pear dish. These caramelized pears are made with honey, adding a delicate sweetness to the fruit's already alluring flavor. Here at Chesterhaven Beach Farm, we have a grove of very old pear trees that come to life in the early spring. These trees are the result of one of nature's most important insect pollinators - the honeybee! So, let's show our appreciation with this delicious recipe that puts these sweet little fruits to work.

pears in bloom

I personally like to eat pears raw when they are still crunchy, in this recipe, it's better to use pears that are soft. Once they become soft I tend to not eat them straight, so this is the perfect recipe to use up perfectly good fruit and to turn it into something even tastier.

just-picked pears in a hat

Pear desserts are beautiful to all the senses

Try sweetening up this caramelized pears recipe with a little Eastern Shore Honey. You can serve this dish for breakfast on top of a little greek yogurt and accompanied by granola and nuts, or at the end of a special meal with almost no effort.

pears in hand tall pin

How to Make Caramelized Pears

  • Gather all the ingredients you'll need to make this recipe.
  • Pour water into the skillet, add honey. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally until the mixture is bubbling.
  • Add pears to skillet, cut side down. Cover and reduce heat.
  • Allow simmering for about 15 minutes.
  • Uncover, reduce to medium heat and cook until sauce is golden brown, around 5 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk (or cream) and shake skillet until it’s fully integrated. About 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, remove pears from the pan and allow to cool.
  • Carefully plate pears while still warm.
    Lightly drizzle with caramel sauce.
  • Serve as you wish with a side of caramel sauce.
caramelized pears served with greek yogurt and granola with an assortment of nuts and a honey sauce

Adapting our Caramelized Pears Recipe

Any recipe does not reach true perfection until you’ve added your own touch to it. At Bee Inspired Honey House we encourage you to play with your food. Change up this recipe. Here are some ideas:

  • For breakfast, serve these pairs on top of greek yogurt and top with Eastern Shore Granola.
  • Serve these caramelized pears with this honey caramel sauce recipe.
  • Top these pears with our spicy honey nut mix for a little extra crunch and a surprising sweet/savory treat.
  • Drop blue cheese crumbles onto the pears just before serving.
  • For dessert, serve with port wine to complement all of these interesting flavors together.

These caramelized pears are a must-try dessert dish that is perfect for fall and winter. They're easy to make and add a touch of natural sweetness to any treat. Plus, it's a great way to show some appreciation for the mighty honeybee that pollinates our fruit trees each year. So next time you're in search of a dessert option, consider these pears as a perfect alternative that will satisfy even the biggest sweet tooth. Happy cooking!

If you decide to make this Caramelized Pears Recipe or any variation that we’ve suggested or better yet, your very own take, why not take a photo and share it with us using #beeinspired on Instagram. We love seeing your photos!

Interested in other pear desserts? Try these honey poached pears. If you prefer baking with apples, try these amazing baked apples made with honey.

Pear Grove on Chesterhaven Beach Farm

If you like this recipe try our Honey Poached Pears.

carmelized pears