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Caramel and Pear Pudding

Here is a lovely winter dessert that uses fresh seasonal pears. It's easy to fix and a comforting treat after any meal. I enjoy snacking on it while sitting by the fireplace. —Diane Halferty, Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 3 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 4 medium pears, peeled and cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Stir in milk until smooth. Add pears and pecans. Spread evenly into a 3-qt. slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine brown sugar and butter; stir in boiling water. Pour over batter (do not stir). Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until pears are tender. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 274 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 164mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Janet
    Nov 22, 2020

    Excellent! The descriptor “pudding” is deceiving, as it is not close to what we consider pudding. I know my husband would not eat it if I told him it was pear pudding. I just said pear dessert. Will make again!

  • s_pants
    Feb 17, 2017

    This was so good! I doubled the recipe and put it in a 5 quart slow cooker. Make sure to use a slow cooker liner....very sticky!

  • vadith
    Feb 10, 2016

    Could canned pears be used in this recipe?

  • angieact1
    Jan 18, 2015

    Everyone loved this one, it is a keeper!

  • cjmead
    Feb 9, 2014

    What a yummy, easy to fix dessert. I put it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes since my crockpot was already in use. Came out great. Next time I'm going to double the boiling water and see if comes out more like a pudding cake

  • Xena7751
    Jan 23, 2014

    This was excellent. I served it with vanilla ice cream and it was a hit! I was worried you wouldn't be able to taste the pears but you definitely could.

  • knollbrookcook
    Nov 6, 2013

    Made this pudding today and it was delicious. Turned out great. I took the lid off for the last half hour of cooking so the top the top of the pudding would dry out a bit. Loved being able to put it in the crock pot. Small portions are enough as it was quite rich and filling!!!

  • grammamikki
    Feb 23, 2013

    My family went nuts for this dessert and they keep asking for more! I love any easy crockpot dessert, especially when it gets rave reviews!

  • grammamikki
    Feb 13, 2013

    This went over big with my whole family, even those who do not like pears! Made it just as recipe called for except I used 3/4 cup buttermilk because I was out of regular milk.

  • pxufdisua
    Jan 31, 2013

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