• 4servings
  • 45minutes

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MineralsNatrium, Calcium

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup sugar

  2. 3 tablespoons water

  3. 1/2 cup heavy cream

  4. 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar

  5. 2 large, firm but ripe Bartlett pears, cored and cut into 3/4-inch pieces

  6. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  7. Pinch of kosher salt

  8. 1/4 cup hazelnuts

  9. 1 pint vanilla ice cream

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Boil over moderately high heat, without stirring, washing down any crystals that form on the side of the pan, until a deep amber caramel forms, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream; the sauce will bubble up. Pour the caramel into a heatproof cup and let cool slightly. Stir in the balsamic vinegar; keep warm.

  2. Heat a rimmed baking sheet in the oven. In a bowl, toss the pears with the melted butter and salt. Spread the pears on the hot baking sheet and roast, stirring once, until golden around the edges and tender, 15 minutes; transfer to a plate to cool.

  3. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°. Spread the hazelnuts in a pie plate and toast for 7 minutes; transfer to a cutting board and coarsely chop.

  4. Spoon the pears into bowls and top with vanilla ice cream. Pour the balsamic-caramel sauce on top, sprinkle with the hazelnuts and serve.


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