Spiced Pears in Puff Pastry


Spiced Pears in Puff Pastry

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    Not only are these tender pears baked in crispy puff pastry but they also get drizzled with a homemade caramel sauce and topped with vanilla ice cream just before serving. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    ½ (17.3-oz.) pkg. frozen puff pastry, thawed, (1 sheet)
    4 medium pears, peeled, cored, and halved; stems intact
    1 tbsp. plus 1/3 c. packed Hy-Vee brown sugar, divided
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee ground nutmeg
    1 Hy-Vee large egg, beaten
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee salted butter, cut up
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee heavy whipping cream
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee Select 100% pure maple syrup
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee chopped pecans, toasted
    Hy-Vee We All Scream! vanilla ice cream, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Large rimmed baking pan
    • Parchment paper
    • Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
    • Rolling pin
    • Ruler
    • Sharp knife
    • Silicone pastry brush
    • Heavy 1-quart saucepan


    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. Spray parchment with nonstick spray; set aside. 

    2. Unroll puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Using a rolling pin, roll pastry to a 16x9-inch rectangle. Cut pastry into 8 pieces; set aside. 

    3. Place pear halves, flat sides down, on work surface. combine 1 tablespoon brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; rub on pears. Cover each with a pastry piece, trimming excess pastry. Transfer pears to prepared pan. Cut leaves from pastry trimmings; attach to pears. Cut slits in pastry with a sharp knife and brush with egg. 

    4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Let stand 10 minutes in pan. For sauce, combine remaining 1/3 cup brown sugar, butter, cream, syrup, and salt in a heavy 1-quart saucepan. Bring to a boil stirring until sugar is dissolved. Reduce heat. Gently boil 3 minutes (do not stir). Remove from heat. Stir in pecans. Cool slightly.

    5. Serve pears, topped with ice cream and maple-pecan sauce.

    Nutrition facts


    330 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 18g
    • Cholesterol: 35mg
    • Sodium: 230mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 45g
    • Protein: 3g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 2%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 4%