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Pan-fried pears with salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream recipe

Pan-fried pears with salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream recipe

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Gorgeously flavoured British pears, available from September to April, are at their very best right now, enjoy them with this deliciously indulgent sweet treat. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 10mins to prepare and 10mins to cook
  • 505 calories / serving


  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 4 Conference pears
  • 2tsp lemon juice
  • 3tbsp butter
  • 50g (2oz) soft brown sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) double cream
  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes
  • 4tsp toasted almond flakes
If you don't have any pears, try using apples

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    35g 50%
  • Saturates

    20g 100%
  • Sugars

    45g 50%
  • Salt

    1g 17%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 46g Protein 4.2g Fibre 4.8g


  1. Put the ice cream scoops on a tray and store in the freezer. Toss the pear quarters in lemon juice.
  2. In a frying pan, heat 1tbsp of the butter over a medium heat and sauté the pears until lightly browned. Remove from the pan and add the remaining butter and sugar. Melt on a low heat until bubbling. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and cream. Cook for another minute, sprinkle over the salt, add the pears and warm through.
  3. Serve the pears with the ice cream and a scattering of almond flakes.

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