These Brown Sugar Pecan Stuffed Pears are d’Anjou pears stuffed with a simple mixture of brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and toasted pecans then wrapped in a flakey pastry, sprinkled with more sugar and topped with a warm butterscotch sauce.
I know you have all been waiting with baited breath for what I made with that all that pie crusts from my tutorials! Well here you have it!
These pears are Winter Comfort Food incarnate.
Simple in it’s construction but incredibly flavorful. The flavors all blend together in the oven and then the textures delight the tastebuds! Flakey, buttery pastry; warm pears that still have a little bit of firmness, crunchy pecans, and a silky smooth butterscotch sauce.
Nothing says “Welcome Cold Weather” like warm pears stuffed with brown sugar, cinnamon, cardamom and toasted pecans.
When baked the filling liquefies and becomes a delicious, sugary sauce.
And then because that isn’t enough sauce (really what is?) I poured on a generous quantity of my homemade butterscotch sauce.
And then I just kept pouring.
I can’t even with the butterscotch, brown sugar, pear, and cinnamon combo. Cannot.
Don’t you just want to dive in there face first like a baby dives into the cake at his first birthday party?
Mentirosos. [Pardon me. I’ve been learning Spanish at work…I’ve learned all the key words like “liars” and “May I please borrow your scale”]
These pears would be a stunning finale to any dinner party or date night. You can prepare them in advance and then pop them in the oven for 30 minutes or you can bake them the day before an just warm them in the oven before serving.