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How to Make Caramelized Avocados

Some people have a sweet tooth. All people have an avocado tooth. The luckiest have both — and for us, caramelized avocado hits the spot! Caramelizing avocado requires few ingredients and only a little prep time. It’s deceptively easy and divinely decadent. So, what are you waiting for? Sprinkle some sugar on snack time with this one-of-a-kind recipe.

How to Make Caramelized Avocados


  • 1 ripe Avocado From Mexico
  • 1 T. granulated sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • A pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 T. avocado oil


  1. Halve the avocado. Using a sharp knife, slowly cut into the avocado, lengthwise. Once you hit the pit, continue to cut all the way around it in a single line. Remove the knife and twist the halves apart with your hands. Gently tap the knife into the seed and twist to release. Then, peel the skin away with your fingers. (Learn more tips about cutting, slicing, and dicing avocado here.)
  2. Prepare the pan. Heat avocado oil in a small skillet on the stove over medium heat. Tilt the pan from side to side so that a thin layer of oil covers the entire bottom of the pan.
  3. Prep the avocado. Sprinkle both halves of the avocado with sugar, salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. Caramelize. The moment you’ve been waiting for! Add avocado halves to the heated pan, facedown. Cook 2-3 minutes, until golden in color and lightly fragrant. Flip and cook for another minute or two.

You can also recreate this recipe using avocado slices. Reduce the cooking time to 1-2 minutes and keep a watchful eye to make sure they don’t burn.

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How to Serve Caramelized Avocado

There are near-infinite ways to work caramelized avocado into dining opportunities across the day. But if you need a good excuse…

  • Breakfast: Bring your sweetie breakfast in bed, featuring caramelized avocado on top of banana avocado pancakes or smashed onto a hearty slice of toast. Family always on the go? Kick-start your day at maximum power with an avocado superfood smoothie bowl topped with acai berries, blueberries, and caramelized avocado slices.
  • Snack time: Scoop savory meats like brisket or crumbled chipotle bacon inside the caramelized avocado half. Treat yourself to a caramelized avocado “boat” filled with sweet fruits and berries.
  • Dessert: Wind down after dinner with a decadent, caramelized avocado dessert. Top a caramelized avocado half with whipped cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce. You won’t be sorry.

Explore more ways to satisfy your sweet tooth by checking out our library of avocado dessert recipes.

By Avocados From Mexico March 29, 2021

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