- 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
- 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.
- 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.
Reviews for Caramel and Pear Pudding
"Could canned pears be used in this recipe?"
"Everyone loved this one, it is a keeper!"
"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."
"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!!!"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"This easy dessert was nice to have done ahead of time and ready to serve warm out of the crock pot. I would not serve this without ice cream. I felt like it made a great thick sauce to put over the ice cream (like a topping). Way too sweet to not serve with ice cream."