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Caramel Pears

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  Fresh pear 3 (Bosc Or Anjou)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla 2 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Toasted chopped almonds 2 Tablespoon
  Caramel ice cream topping 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Canned Or Bottled)
  Sweetened whipped cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Peel and halve the pears; remove seed pockets and stems.
In a wide shallow pan, combine the sugar, water, lemon juice, and vanilla; bring to a boil.
Drop the pears into boiling liquid, and poach 5 to 8 minutes or until pears are just slightly tender when pierced.
Drain pears; discard syrup.
Sprinkle cut sides of pears lightly with salt; place cut side down in a 9-inch baking pan.
Just before serving, melt the butter or margarine and pour over pears; place under broiler, about 5 inches from heat, and broil 1 to 2 minutes.
Turn cut sides up, and place 1 teaspoon almonds into the hollowed portion of each pear half.
Spoon the caramel topping over pears.
Return to broiler for 1 minute.

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Caramel Pears Recipe