Must Try Monday {Cardamom Pears}

 Yay! I have another super awesome foodie on My Favorite Finds today, sharing her Cardamom Pears for this week’s Must Try Monday.  I’m encouraging a “co host” with me each week….and if you want to join in, please email me and we’ll get all set up.  Today is CJ from Morsels of Life.  She is a true “foodie”, consistently sharing unique combinations of flavors on her blog, Morsels of Life.

Morsels of Life - Cardamom Pears

I had some pears I needed to use, but I didn’t want to just eat them, so I looked at what else I had. I thought about the Balsamic Pears, but I kinda wanted something more along the lines of a Quick Apple Crisp or Easy Peach Cobbler. And then I saw cardamom.

Native to India and Bhutan, cardamom comes in a small triangular seed pod with a papery shell and several small dark brown/black seeds inside. Cardamom’s got a strong, sweet fragrance, and a little goes a long way. A good thing, since cardamom’s apparently the third most expensive spice – only saffron and vanilla cost more! You should be able to find it reasonably priced at Indian or ethnic groceries. If none is available locally, there’s still Amazon! Remember, a little goes a long way, so even a small package will last quite a while. You can also use cardamom in Indian dishes, Nordic breads, garam masala, or even to flavor your coffee or chai tea.

I just served these pears with some candied ginger, but you can easily add some toasted oats and make a quick pear crisp or serve it with some vanilla ice cream. Or both 🙂

What’s your favorite spice?

Cardamom Pears


Warm pears flavored with cardamom and vanilla, then garnished with candied ginger. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 pears, cut into eighths
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • candied ginger, chopped


  1. Place butter and pears into pan, and melt butter.
  2. Stir in remaining materials, cooking until pears soft and syrup thickened.
  3. Garnish with candied ginger, and serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.
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  1. Thanks so much for hosting. I’ll follow via FB now!

  2. I love the Cardamom Pear recipe – I am a major fan Indian cuisine, one of my favorites! Pinning and following – both :O) Thanks for the yummy share and for co-hosting. Hope you two have a great week!

  3. Thanks for letting me co-host with you! Hope everyone enjoys these cardamom pears. 🙂

  4. Love your new site. I up dated your info on my party page. Good luck and thanks for the party.

  5. love the look of the new site! thanks for hosting!

  6. I don’t have a recipe to link, but thank you for the recipe share! I picked up some cardamom for my spiced chai and have been on the lookout for more recipes to make with it. You are right – a little goes a long way, but it really adds a wonderful flavor! I love pears anyway – looking forward to giving this a try!


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