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Caramel Pear Pudding

 Caramel Pear Pudding
Don't expect this old-fashioned dessert to last long. The delicate pears and irresistible caramel topping make it a winner whenever I serve it. It's nice to have a tempting fall cake that puts the season's best pears to excellent use. -Sharon Mensing, Greenfield, Iowa
8 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 medium pears, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; beat in milk
  • until smooth. Stir in pears and pecans. Spoon into an ungreased
  • 2-qt. baking dish.
  • In another bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and water; pour over
  • batter. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 45-50 minutes. Serve warm
  • with ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 359 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 223 mg sodium,

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Nutritional Facts: 63 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.