Raspberry Pear Shortcake Recipe
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Raspberry Pear Shortcake Recipe

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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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 220 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 185mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 6g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. 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.
Originally published as Raspberry Pear Shortcake in Taste of Home Meals in Minutes Calendar Annual 2001, p

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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