Cardamom Pears | Morsels of Life

Cardamom Pears

Warm pears flavored with cardamom and vanilla, then garnished with candied ginger. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Morsels of Life - Cardamom Pears - Warm pears flavored with cardamom and vanilla, then garnished with candied ginger. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

I had some pears I needed to use, but I didn't want to just eat them, so I looked at what else I had. I thought about the Balsamic Pears, but I kinda wanted something more along the lines of a Quick Apple Crisp or Easy Peach Cobbler. And then I saw cardamom.

Native to India and Bhutan, cardamom comes in a small triangular seed pod with a papery shell and several small dark brown/black seeds inside. Cardamom's got a strong, sweet fragrance, and a little goes a long way. A good thing, since cardamom's apparently the third most expensive spice - only saffron and vanilla cost more! You should be able to find it reasonably priced at Indian or ethnic groceries. If none is available locally, there's still Amazon! Remember, a little goes a long way, so even a small package will last quite a while. You can also use cardamom in Indian dishes, Nordic breads, garam masala, or even to flavor your coffee or chai tea.

I just served these pears with some candied ginger, but you can easily add some toasted oats and make a quick pear crisp or serve it with some vanilla ice cream. Or both :)

What's your favorite spice?


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Warm pears flavored with cardamom and vanilla, then garnished with candied ginger. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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Yield: 2 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
2 tablespoons butter
2 pears, cut into eighths
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
candied ginger, chopped

Methods:

  1. Gather all materials.
  2. Place butter and pears into pan, and melt butter.
  3. Stir in remaining materials, cooking until pears soft and syrup thickened.
  4. Garnish with candied ginger, and serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.

Shared with: Wonderful Wednesday, Wednesday Showcase, What's Cookin' Wednesday, Happiness is Homemade, What's for Dinner? Sunday, Melt in Your Mouth Monday, Over the Moon, What'd You Do This Weekend?



8 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by. I am now linked. I thought I had done that :)

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  2. Thanks for linking up. :) Hope you enjoy the cardamom pears.

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  3. I usually don't add cardamom to recipes, but I am going to give it a try with this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It really adds a delightful sweetness - without the sugar! Hope you enjoy. :)

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  4. Looks delicious! Thanks for linkin' up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoy! :)

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  5. CJ this looks so good! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

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