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Caramel Pears

 Caramel Pears
The crystallized ginger and cinnamon add a yummy flavor to this decadent desert made with fresh pears.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 2 hours


  • 6 medium pears, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Grilled pound cake, whipped topping and sliced almonds


  • In a 1-1/2-qt. slow cooker, combine the first eight ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours or until heated through. Serve
  • warm over pound cake. Top with whipped topping; sprinkle with
  • almonds. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup pear mixture (calculated without pound cake, whipped topping and almonds) equals 279 calories, 8 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 24 mg cholesterol, 45 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 1 g protein.