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Caramel Pear Dessert

 Caramel Pear Dessert
“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
12 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Place cake slices on individual dessert plates. Top with ice cream
  • and pears. Drizzle with cream mixture; sprinkle with reserved
  • pecans. Yield: 12 servings.