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Caramel Pear Crumble

 Caramel Pear Crumble
This is the first recipe I turn to after my mother shares juicy pears from her orchard. The down-home flavor of the not-too-sweet dessert is a welcomed alternative to apple crisp. Its crumbly topping and hint to caramel keep friends asking for more. —Karen Ann Bland Gove, Kansas
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.


  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 20 caramels
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • Whipped topping and additional cinnamon, optional


  • In a small bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Stir in butter (mixture will be crumbly); set aside 1 cup. Press the
  • remaining mixture into an ungreased 8-in. square baking dish.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, cook and stir caramels and milk
  • until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from the
  • heat. Arrange pears over crust; spoon caramel mixture over pears.
  • Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture.
  • Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until the pears are tender and
  • top is golden brown. Serve warm. Garnish with whipped topping and
  • cinnamon if desired. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice equals 598 calories, 19 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 253 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 103 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 7 g protein.