Braised Pears with Soy-Ginger Glaze


Prep time20 minutes
Cooking time10 minutes
Total time30 minutes


We know pears do well in sweet dishes, but did you know they shine in savory dishes as well? Try this savory pear recipe as a side to a pork or poultry.


4 tablespoons
butter, unsalted (melted)
3 tablespoons
soy sauce
1 tablespoon
ginger, fresh (grated)
1/2 cup
brown sugar (packed)
1/4 teaspoon
cayenne pepper
pear (firm but ripe; try Bartlett, Bosc, or Anjou pears; peeled, halved lengthwise, and cored)
2 tablespoons
rice vinegar


In a 10 inch pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the soy sauce, ginger, brown sugar, and cayenne pepper. Stir until the brown sugar is melted and all ingredients are combined.  Reduce heat to medium low.  Add pears, cut side down. Simmer, basting pears frequently until they are tender when pierced with a knife, about 8-10 minutes. Transfer pears to a serving dish. Bring the liquid in the pan back to a slow boil and add vinegar. Simmer the sauce until it is thick and syrupy, about 3 minutes. Pour sauce over the pears and serve.