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Raspberry Pear Shortcake

 Raspberry Pear Shortcake
This dessert is a nice change of pace from traditional strawberry shortcake. Because the recipe calls for canned pears and either fresh or frozen raspberries, you can make it year-round.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 2 cups fresh or frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) pear halves, drained
  • 4 individual round sponge cakes
  • Whipped topping


  • Place the raspberries in a large bowl. Combine sugar and cinnamon;
  • sprinkle over raspberries and mash lightly. Let stand for 10
  • minutes. Place a pear half on each sponge cake. Top with the
  • raspberries and whipped topping. Yield: 4 servings.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.