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Caramelized Pear Pie Filling

Caramelized Pear Pie Filling Recipe is full of tender pears drenched in brown sugar and cinnamon. It makes a great topping or a great dessert on its own.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8
Author Julie Menghini


  • 7 pears peeled, cored, and diced into 1/4 " pieces (I used Bartlett pears)
  • 1/4 tsp water
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch


  • In a 2 quart saucepan combine diced pears, water and the juice of one lemon.  Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally for 8 minutes. Some of the pears will break down, but that's fine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Whisk to combine. Pour over pears, and stir constantly until sauce thickens approximately 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes.


Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Filling may be stored in the freezer in an airtight container for up to 3 months.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 235mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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