Butterscotch Baked Pears

Butterscotch Baked Pears
Photo by Mark Thomas


  • 6 medium 6- to 7-ounce ripe but firm Bosc pears
  • ¼ cup golden brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Scotch
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350°F. Using melon baller or small spoon, scoop out core from each pear half. Melt butter in large ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Whisk in brown sugar and salt. Arrange pears, cut side down, in skillet in single layer. Spoon some of sugar mixture over pears. Place skillet in ...

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    • 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
    • 1 Tbs. Scotch whisky (optional)
    • 1/4 cup sugar
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