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Pear Pandowdy Recipe

Pear Pandowdy Recipe

"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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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