Pear Pandowdy Recipe
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Pear Pandowdy Recipe

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"I pulled out this recipe one night when my husband was craving something sweet, and it was a big hit with both of us," writes Jennifer Class of Kirkland, Washington. "It's a great last-minute dessert that almost melts in your mouth."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 2 medium firm pears, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoon sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 594 calories, 32g fat (20g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 572mg sodium, 76g carbohydrate (45g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until pears are tender. Pour into a greased 3-cup baking dish.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. Stir in water. Sprinkle over pear mixture. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into topping comes out clean and topping is lightly browned. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Pear Pandowdy in Taste of Home June/July 2007, p57

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DawnMarie82 User ID: 7352711 146562
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2013

"A family favorite. My picky little eaters will gladly finish their dinners to get a taste and are all to happy to "help" me make this dessert even though I've been making it since I saw it in a ToH magazine years ago! I do usually make extra topping and add brown sugar to it, but the recipe is delicious without modification. I have substituted apples when pears were unavailable and that was delightful as well"

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