Bartlett Pear Compote with French Vanilla Ice Cream

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m

Serves 4

Make sure to taste the pears before adding all the sugar, since some pears are sweeter than others.


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 ripe Bartlett pears, peeled, cored and coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 pint French vanilla ice cream


In a medium skillet heat the butter on medium heat until melted. Add the pears and sauté for about 3 minutes, or until nicely softened, stirring occasionally. Add the brown sugar and mix to combine until the sugar is melted, about another minute. The pears will begin to break down and make more sauce.

Arrange scoops of ice cream in individual bowls. Spoon the pear compote over the ice cream and serve immediately.

Recipe created exclusively for by Diane Rossen Worthington.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 4223

nutrition information per serving

333 calories; 19g total fat; 60mg cholesterol; 57mg sodium; 41g carbohydrates; 3g fiber; 3g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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