Sweet Pear Sauce

Pears don’t look very nice when they’ve been cooked. But they do taste good. And I’d rather eat something good that looks like it’s been regurgitated, then something pretty that is bland and gross. In sauce as in life.

The ingredients to sweet pear sauce, for your pancake/french toast/ice cream/plain yogurt eating pleasure…

  • 2 pears, sliced
  • tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • chopped walnuts
  • pinch of cardamom
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 cup heavy cream


As in most cases, all ingredients are approximate and often easily replaced or omitted. Basically, I had a small thing of heavy cream in the fridge that was on the verge of expiration, and wanted an excuse to use it. Cook down the pears a bit first (add a touch of water if they start to stick too much), then add the rest of the ingredients slowly, and continue to cook over low heat.

We had the pear sauce over some baked french toast sticks. This was my first time baking french toast, and I’d definitely try it again. Made it more crispy and less soggy. Just make French toast as you normally would, except bake it instead of frying it (in case that needed explaining).  Of course it would probably taste better if it was made with some really thick white bread, rather then the squirrel-esque bread populating the kitchen around here, but was tasty nonetheless.

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