Caramel and Pear Pudding Recipe
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Caramel and Pear Pudding Recipe

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This is a lovely winter dessert that uses pears that are seasonally available. It's easy to fix, and a comforting treat after any meal. I enjoy snacking on it in front of the fireplace. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 4 medium pears, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 274 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Stir in milk until smooth. Add pears and pecans. Spread evenly into a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and butter; stir in boiling water. Pour over batter (do not stir). Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until pears are tender. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Pear Pudding in Taste of Home Everyday Slow Cooker & One Dish Recipes Annual 2009, p90

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s_pants User ID: 174050 261445
Reviewed Feb. 17, 2017

"This was so good! I doubled the recipe and put it in a 5 quart slow cooker. Make sure to use a slow cooker liner....very sticky!"

vadith User ID: 5789629 243626
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

"Could canned pears be used in this recipe?"

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 218161
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

"Everyone loved this one, it is a keeper!"

cjmead User ID: 293231 116033
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

"What a yummy, easy to fix dessert. I put it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes since my crockpot was already in use. Came out great. Next time I'm going to double the boiling water and see if comes out more like a pudding cake"

Xena7751 User ID: 5742608 187371
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"This was excellent. I served it with vanilla ice cream and it was a hit! I was worried you wouldn't be able to taste the pears but you definitely could."

knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 118261
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"Made this pudding today and it was delicious. Turned out great. I took the lid off for the last half hour of cooking so the top the top of the pudding would dry out a bit. Loved being able to put it in the crock pot. Small portions are enough as it was quite rich and filling!!!"

[email protected] User ID: 6257737 211150
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2013

"My family went nuts for this dessert and they keep asking for more! I love any easy crockpot dessert, especially when it gets rave reviews!"

[email protected] User ID: 6257737 183771
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2013

"This went over big with my whole family, even those who do not like pears! Made it just as recipe called for except I used 3/4 cup buttermilk because I was out of regular milk."

selny User ID: 5729486 183987
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2012

"I made this for dessert and had problems with the bottom part of the pudding being too runny. My family really liked the flavor and I plan to make it again, but with some slight changes. I think I will omit the boiling water in the sauce, melt the butter and stir the brown sugar into to that."

flyovergirl User ID: 6058369 166823
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2012

"This was really yummy! I spread the pear mixture in a 9X13 glass pan and baked it at 350 degrees for an hour rather than use the crock pot method and it was perfect. I neglected to buy caramel topping and it was just as well. This dessert is sweet enough (especially with a scoop of French Vanilla ice cream on top) and the topping would have just been "gildiing the lilly". I'm so sure of this recipe that I'm making a batch to take to our staff meeting and I know it will be a big hit."

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