October 16, 2013

Individual Half-Pear Crisps with Salted Bourbon Caramel

Alright. Pear season is here. 

So here's a little autumnal pear-themed video recipe for you all...

Of course, it's no big surprise that pouring salted bourbon caramel into pear halves and topping them with buttery crispy oats and brown sugar turns into something pretty special. Indeed, this little dessert is fun to make, and even funner to eat.

Step 1: Find some ripe, preferably organically-grown pears that have a soft flesh such as Bartletts. 

Step 2: Cut the pears in half and remove the seeds, ends, and stems, leaving a nice little hollow to catch all that caramel.

Step 3: Make your caramel and be generous with the bourbon! (PS: in the absence of bourbon, plain old whiskey works just fine, sorry for bourbon connoisseurs out there, but it's true!)

Step 4: Make the crisp topping.

Step 5: Assemble.

Step 6: Bake!

Step 7: Top with more caramel.

Step 8: Devour!

To get the recipe, visit my PBS post over here.

PS: This works just as well with apples :-)  

Bon appétit!


  1. Good God Girl! This looks fantabulous! I LOVE the sloppy shot of the spilled caramel - apparently regular whiskey works just fine, indeed! ;)

    1. Haha, yup I think I'd guzzled a bit too much caramel by the time I took the photos ;-)

  2. creative pear recipe. they look delish!

  3. My neighbor brought us fresh pears off their tree and I immediately thought of this recipe! It turned out great and my neighbors loved them!