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Braised Pears with Soy-Ginger Glaze

These braised pears with a soy-ginger glaze are a delightful dish that can be made 1 to 2 days before serving. Refrigerate in a covered container and reheat prior to serving. Pair their sweet and salty flavour with grilled pork tenderloin or chops. It would also be delicious with roasted or grilled chicken, with a side of brown rice or quinoa.

4 servings

Braised Pears
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  • 4 tablespoons (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
  • ½ cup packed golden brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 firm but ripe Bartlett or Bosc pears, peeled, halved lengthwise, and cored
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar


  1. In a 10-inch sauté pan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the soy sauce, ginger, sugar, and cayenne pepper. Stir until the sugar is melted and the ingredients are well combined and then reduce the heat to medium-low.
  3. Add the pears, cut side down, and simmer, basting frequently, until the pears are tender when pierced with a knife, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Transfer the pears to a microwave-safe serving dish.
  5. Bring the liquid in the pan back to a slow boil and add the vinegar. Simmer the sauce until it is thick and syrupy, about 3 minutes.
  6. Pour the sauce over the pears and serve immediately or set aside until ready to serve. If needed, reheat in the microwave just before serving.

Recipe from USApears.com

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