Boozy Stovetop Pears with Yogurt

I don't have dessert every night, but some nights you just need something sweet to give you that extra level of comfort. ~if it's boozy... maybe even better~ This past Tuesday I definitely needed something sweet and boozy and this was exactly what I made (I used rum instead of brandy). It's quick, easy, satisfying, comforting, and makes the first presidential debate of 2020 remotely bearable.


  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 large pears, peeled, halved, cored
  • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon pear or other brandy
  • Plain yogurt and crushed amaretti cookies (for serving)


Stir brown sugar, salt, 6 Tbsp. butter, and 2 Tbsp. water in a medium skillet over medium heat until smooth. Bring to a boil; add pears, cut side down, and cook, swirling often, until browned, 5–7 minutes. Turn pears and remove skillet from heat (leave flame on). Add amaretto and brandy; tilt skillet toward flame to ignite. Cook, shaking skillet, until flames extinguish, then stir in remaining 1 Tbsp. butter and 2 Tbsp. water until caramel is smooth.

Spoon yogurt onto a platter and give it a swoosh to spread it out. Spoon pears and caramel over and serve topped with crushed cookies.

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