Caramel Pears (aka my whole food Netflix treat)

Okay, so I am not even going to tell you this is healthy, but it’s one of my favorite treats that I save for times I’m really tempted to fall off the bandwagon. You know the days that you collapse on the couch and barely have the energy to reach for the remote to watch a West Wing rerun? Tough life. I know.

But for real, after a long crazy day, I crave quiet and a sweet treat. It’s important to me to keep to my 80/20 philosophy. Since giving up refined sugar, I truly don’t enjoy junk filled treats anymore. One night after a particularly rough day, my sweet husband came home with gluten-free wedding cake cupcakes. I was so excited, but after about halfway through the cupcake, I realized it tasted overly sweet and I just wasn’t really enjoying it. I didn’t want to say anything because it was such a sweet gesture, but he noticed it too. Afterward, we both decided it just wasn’t worth it. Not to mention, I felt pretty crummy.

Sure I could have an apple as a dessert or nothing and some nights that works great, but when we want something that feels decadent and special here’s our go to treat!

Caramel Sauce over Pears (aka my clean eating netflix treat)


  • 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar
  • 2tablespoon of salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of half and half
  • 1 can of pears in pear juice


  1. Melt the butter and coconut sugar together.
  2. Add vanilla and cream.
  3. Bring to a boil while stirring over medium low and whisk until it's dark brown and creamy.
  4. Serve the caramel over sliced canned pears.


If you use unsalted butter add a small dash of salt. Be sure not to buy the pears with artifcial sugar that's no good and I hate when I accidentally do that!

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