Pears Glacés

Pears Glacés

These are fruity European pears glacés. Please try them with chicken or meat dishes They also make for a great dessert when paired with ice cream.

Ingredients: 2 servings

European pears (I used Seckel pears in the photo)
2 small or 1/2-1 normal size
White wine
1-2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon
1/2-1 teaspoon
Olive oil
a small amount
Pomegranate seeds (optional)
a small amount


1. I used mini Seckel pears for this recipe that were about 5-6 cm long. The fruit is a bit denser than normal pears and a little firmer.
2. De-seed the pears and cut them into small pieces. *If they're mini sized then it's also fine to just cut them in half. If they're regular size then dice them or cut them into 7 mm slices. You can leave the skin on or off, either way is fine.
3. Heat a little oil up in either a small saucepan or a small frying pan with a lid. Add the pears and cook them over medium heat until browned.
4. Once browned, pour in the wine, close the lid and steam-simmer the pears over very low heat until soft. This should take 5-10 minutes depending on the size of the pear.
5. When the pears have softened to your taste, add the butter and sugar and heat them up over strong heat until a caramel forms. Mix this caramel together with the pears and this dish is ready.
6. If you have them, pomegranate seeds make a beautiful-looking topping. The sweet and sour flavour of the pomegranate and crunchy seeds go deliciously well with glacés.

Story Behind this Recipe

I found some miniature pears at an eco-friendly market. I thought they'd make a cute side dish...