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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Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

"Could canned pears be used in this recipe?"

Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

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

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"

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."

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!!!"

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