Pears Sauteed in Butter

(from saymyname’s recipe box)

Source: Mark Bittman

Serves 4 people

Categories: Dessert, Mark Bittman, Pears


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 pears, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sugar (or more)
  • 2 tablespoons port wine or 2 tablespoons pear brandy


  1. Put half the butter in a large, deep skillet; turn heat to medium-high.

  2. When the butter foam subsides, add the pears and cook, sprinkling with the sugar and turning occasionally, until they begin to brown, about 10 minutes.

  3. Add in the port; cook, stirring gently, until the mixture becomes saucy, just a minute or two.

  4. Add in the remaining butter; turn the heat to low; cook until the butter melts and coats the pears; serve immediately.

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