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Caramel Pear Dessert Recipe
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Caramel Pear Dessert Recipe

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“I created this dessert when my sister and a friend came to lunch. It was so good, they threatened to lick their plates! Enjoy this little bit of heaven.” Shirley Stubblefield - Chino, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 prepared angel food cake (8 to 10 ounces), cut into 12 slices
  • 6 cups vanilla ice cream
  • 3 cans (15-1/4 ounces each) pear halves, drained


  1. In a small skillet, saute pecans in butter until toasted; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 3 minutes.
  2. Place cake slices on individual dessert plates. Top with ice cream and pears. Drizzle with cream mixture; sprinkle with reserved pecans. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Pear Dessert in Simple & Delicious March/April 2009, p30

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