Pears Flambe

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4 tblsp butter or margarine
3 whole firm Anjou or Bosc pears
peeled, cored and sliced
lemon juice
3 or 4 tblsp sugar ( or to taste)
1/4 cup rum, brandy or Cointreau
slightly heated
Ice cream or whipping cream ( optional)


How to make pears flambe:
  • Melt butter in a frying pan or chafing dish over medium to high heat
  • Add pear slices
  • If you peel the pears ahead sprinkle with lemon juice to keep them from turning brown.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and heat
  • Shaking the pan and stirring gently until pear slices are well coated with butter.
  • Pour the rum, brandy or Cointreau over them and ignite
  • Pears should not be overcooked