Pears in Vanilla Cream Sauce

Pears in vanilla cream sauce in a casserole.

4.5 from 2 reviews

This elegant and easy recipe for pears and cream sauce bakes up in no time for an elegant, creamy, dreamy dessert.


  • 2 pears
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soft butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Peel pears and cut them in half length-wise. Scoop out the core and place in a buttered baking pan, cut side down. Sprinkle with sugar and dot with butter.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes.
  4. Mix cream and vanilla together and bake for 5 minutes more.
  5. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, cool for 15 minutes and serve warm.


  • Pears: You can use any variety you like. We like the sweet and buttery taste of Bartlett pears, but if you like your pears more on the crisp side, Bosc pears are a good choice.
  • Heavy Cream: Yep, you have to go for the heavy cream (also called whipping cream) for this recipe to get the right texture. No light cream allowed. 🥰
  • Cinnamon sugar: If you don’t have this on hand, a tablespoon of regular sugar with about 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon mixed together will do just fine.
  • Vanilla: This is optional – we like the extra flavor, but if you want this to taste more pear-like you can leave it out.

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